What is Goran Gogic's net worth? Former heavyweight boxer accused of trafficking cocaine worth more than $1B
Goran Gogic was charged with three counts of violating the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act as well as one count of conspiring to violate the law
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Goran Gogic is a former heavyweight boxer. Born and raised in Montenegro, Gogic is a well-known fighter who fought mostly in Germany, where he had a career record of 21-4-2 with 14 knockouts. His net worth is reported to be $1.5 million. His last bout was in 2012.
The 43-year-old recently made headlines, ten years after his retirement, when the US Department of Justice accused him of trafficking 22 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion. According to the New York Police Department, Gogic was a "major drug trafficker" who they believe worked with a vast network of drug suppliers, ship crew members, and port workers to smuggle enormous amounts of cocaine from Colombia to Europe through US ports, frequently stashing the drugs on commercial cargo ships.
"The arrest and indictment of Gogic, a former boxer allegedly responsible for trafficking a staggering amount of cocaine, more than 20 tons, which he attempted to move through US ports, is a resounding victory for law enforcement," stated United States Attorney, Breon Peace. "The meticulous planning by the defendant and his co-conspirators failed to take into account the federal agents whose hard work resulted in this body blow to the organization and individuals responsible for distributing massive quantities of cocaine."
Prosecutors claim that in February, March, and June of 2019, US law enforcement officials confiscated three shipments totaling 22 tons of cocaine. According to authorities, one shipment included over 40,000 pounds of cocaine with a market worth of $1 billion. The bust at the Port of Philadelphia in June 2019 resulted in one of the greatest cocaine busts in American history. The value of the other two seized shipments has not been determined.
"Gogic allegedly conspired with drug suppliers, ships' crewmembers, and port workers to traffic massive quantities of cocaine through the US to Europe via commercial cargo ships," said Wayne A Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office's Criminal/Cyber Division.
The charges "came as a surprise," according to Lawrence A Hashish, a Florida attorney who is representing Gogic. "He wasn’t wanted before. His name was flagged, but he was never wanted before," Hashish said. "And that’s going to be a big issue with his case."
Gogic was charged with three counts of violating the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act as well as one count of conspiring to violate the law. According to court records, the indictment was unsealed in federal court on Monday, October 31.