A national goalkeeper has found himself in more trouble than he can afford to handle after some incriminating things were found in his home.
Joseph Kinsley Steward Leopold
Joseph Kinsley Steward Leopold, a Mauritius international goalkeeper has been arrested.
The man has been arrested for drug dealing.
According to BBC, a team of the Anti-Drug Smuggling Unit searched the 27-year-old’s home in Port Louis and found 22 doses of heroine and a further one gram of the drug.
Equipment used in the preparation and packaging of heroine, including razor blades and scales, were also seized.
BBC reports that Leopold is the first-choice goalkeeper for Mauritius Professional Football League champions team ASPL 2000.
He was also the reserve goalkeeper for the national team during the last Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.
Leopold helped ASPL 2000 to win the Charity Shield on Saturday on Rodrigues Island where they beat Pamplemousses SC 1-0.
As the news of his arrest broke, some people gathered outside Leopold’s home to prevent the ADSU from taking him to police custody.
According to information released by the BBC, the police had been tracking Leopard closely for some time and gathering intelligence.
A provisional charge of drug dealing has been lodged against him.
Both the Mauritius Football Association and ASPL 2000 refused to comment on the issue.