Exiled footballer Quincy Promes gets 18 months for stabbing

Quinsy Promes in 2021. Photo: Анна Нэсси via Wikimedia Commons

Dutch football player Quincy Promes has been given an 18-month jail term for stabbing his nephew at a family party in 2020 but is unlikely to serve any time in prison because he now lives in Russia.

Promes, who turned out 50 times for Oranje, was found guilty of stabbing the victim in the knee during a party in Abcoude after a long-running dispute about a stolen necklace.

 Promes had always denied being involved but Whatsapp messages and conversations recorded while his phone was being tapped for another investigation showed that the player is guilty, the public prosecutor told the trial earlier this year. 

Promes was let go by Ajax for €8 million, two months after first being arrested, and now plays for Spartak Moscow. He has since claimed to feel completely at home in Russia and his club is trying to organise a Russian passport for him, the AD reported at the weekend. 

The wiretap was set up in relation to a different case and earlier this month Promes was accused at another court hearing of investing in a cocaine smuggling operation.

Promes, 31, and another man, Marylio V., also 31, went on trial in Amsterdam on June 5, accused of importing more than 1,300 kilos of the drug to the Dutch capital via Antwerp.

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