FORMER Gold Coast Titans player Steve Michaels has formally been charged with 10 counts of supplying cocaine after returning to Australia from England last night.
The Crime and Corruption Commission issued a warrant for the 30-year-old’s arrest in February 2015 following its lengthy Operation Quaker investigation into an interstate cocaine trafficking syndicate.
Several Titans players were charged in relation to the syndicate, which was allegedly transporting significant quantities of cocaine from Sydney to the Gold Coast.
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Michaels was arrested at Brisbane Airport last night after arriving back in the country from England where he had been playing for Hull FC in the Super League.
The CCC alleges Michaels contacted the cocaine syndicate and allegedly arranged for the supply of cocaine for personal use or to on-supply cocaine to friends and colleagues between June 2014 and November 2014.
He is due to front Southport Magistrates Court on November 16.