#CBC: « Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges »


Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested in California on suspicion of smuggling cocaine and heroin.

The charges involve possessing and transporting more than 20 kilograms of cocaine and heroin for sale. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says Loaiza was booked into jail Friday evening and held in lieu of $200,000 US bail.

It was not immediately known if Loaiza has hired a lawyer, and he could not be reached for comment.

The 46-year-old played for numerous teams between 1995 and 2008, starting with the Pittsburgh Pirates and concluding with his second stint with the Chicago White Sox. Loaiza, who was born in Tijuana, Mexico, was briefly married to the late singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in 2012.

Note: « Previously Published on: 12 February 2018 | 6:40 pm, as ‘Former Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges’ on CBC RADIO-CANADA. Here is a source link for the Article’s Image(s) and Content ».

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