Ex-Footballer Pleads Guilty to Drugs Charges ({{commentsTotal}})

Oliver Konsa
Oliver Konsa Source: Photo: ERR

Former national football team and Nõmme Kalju player Oliver Konsa pleaded guilty to charges of drug trafficking at the beginning of a hearing at the Harju County Court today.

Last November, authorities arrested five men, including Konsa, for trafficking and possession of large quantities of cocaine in Tallinn and Harju County.

Authorities confiscated hundreds of grams of cocaine and nearly 400,000 euros in assets.

One of his accomplices, Tauno Laasmäe, also pleaded guilty, while Norman Kägo denied any involvement. The two other men, Peeter Kallas and Peeter Truus, signed compromise deals with the Prosecutor's Office last week, accepting jail terms of four years and two months, and two years, respectively.

Kägo is additionally being charged for escaping from a convoy headed to Tallinn after he was detained, a charge he has admitted to.

Konsa, who played as a striker, capped for the national team 20 times but never scored a goal. Kägo and Kallas both played for Kalju's amateur reserve team.