Jorge W.G., son of Salvadoran soccer legend Jorge 'Mágico' González, has been arrested in an operation against drug trafficking carried out by the Civil Guard in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz).
The son of Mágico, a former soccer player retired in 2000 at the age of 42 at the FAS Sports Club in his country, was arrested last Tuesday at his home in that coastal town of Cadiz by agents of the Organized Crime and Anti-Drug Team (EDOA) of the Commandery de Cádiz, according to the newspaper La Voz de Cádiz.
His arrest occurred during an operation directed against a gang that was dedicated to transporting hashish from Morocco to the Spanish coast and, after going to court, his provisional imprisonment was decreed while awaiting trial.
Jorge WG, 36, who in his youth tried unsuccessfully to enroll as a footballer in San Salvador FC and Atlético Marte in his father's country of origin, has a criminal record for drug trafficking and assault, in this case after a fight at the exit of a disco.
The detainee is the son of the Salvadoran international Jorge 'Mágico' González, who acquired the status of myth among the Cádiz fans, a club in which he played in two stages (1982-1984 and 1986-1991) and in total six seasons in the First Spanish division and two in the Second.
In Spain he also played for a few months at Real Valladolid and now resides in El Salvador.
In the tribute paid to Mágico González just two years ago in Cádiz, for his 60th anniversary, the former soccer player met his grandson, the detainee's son, which caused him deep emotion.