Former Real Madrid and Colombia striker Edwin Congo was detained by Spanish officials for drug trafficking in Spain recently. Edwin Congo was arrested along with 10 other individuals over smuggling charges. Edwin Congo has played for multiple clubs during his 13-year long football career. He featured for clubs like Real Vallodolid, Levante, Sporting Gijon, Recreativo de Huelva and Olimpic de Xativa. Edwin Congo was also seen in a Spanish show El Chiringuito de Jugones after calling it a quits in football.
The ex-Real Madrid player was arrested by the Central Narcotics Brigade but was released after he agreed to give them a statement. The Edwin Congo Real Madrid story didn't last long. Edwin Congo joined Real Madrid in 1999 and remained at the club for three years. Edwin Congo joined Real Madrid from Once Caldas for a sum of €5 million. The deal made him the most expensive transfer in Colombian football's history at that time. Before the Edwin Congo cocaine smuggling case, he featured for Real Madrid Legends in charity games.
ÚLTIMA HORA La @policia detiene al ex futbolista Edwin Congo en una operación contra una red de tráfico de cocaína. Hay diez detenidos en España.— Manuel Marlasca (@manumarlasca) May 12, 2020
Edwin Congo was sent to Real Vallodolid on loan where he scored one goal in 14 games. His next outing was for Vitoria Guimaraes, where he scored 4 times in 10 games. Congo then played for Toulouse for a single season.
Edwin Congo joined Levante in 2002 where he spent 4 seasons and scored 21 goals in 112 appearances. Sporting Gijon was his next stop where he enjoyed one season. Recreativo de Huelva and Olimpic de Xavita followed next where he scored a total of three goals overall.