The silver medalist of the Olympics from St. Petersburg was arrested in India for selling drugs – April 29, 2023
Silver medalist of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, swimmer Svetlana Varganova was arrested in Indian Goa. How reports The Indian Express April 29She is accused of drug trafficking.
According to the publication, the Drug Control Bureau arrested three people in Goa, including two Russians: Varganova and a former police officer, whose name was not disclosed. They found narcotic substances and money in various currencies obtained from the sale of drugs.
It is reported that the operation to detain the criminals lasted about two weeks. Varganova, according to the police report, has been living in India for the past years and has been selling drugs to foreign nationals.
Svetlana Varganova was born in Leningrad on November 19, 1964. Graduated from P.F. Lesgaft University. On her account, she won the silver of the 1980 Olympics in the 200-meter breaststroke, gold and bronze of the 1982 World Championship (200-meter breaststroke, 4×100-meter relay).