The defender of Eintracht Frankfurt, Jetro Willems, admitted that as a child he had dealt with drug smuggling from Curacao to the Netherlands.
He had difficult childhood, and his parents themselves tried to transport drugs from the island to the Netherlands, but they failed. Then Willems offered his help and assured his parents that he could do it himself. He made a decision to sacrifice himself. Willems believes that it was craziness, but then there was no other choice. He just wanted to help his parents.
In his interview for Chronicle Live, Willems said that he hadn’t need those money. He had ordered his parents to give everything to his sister. The only thing he had wanted was kicking the ball. In the end, football saved my life.
Note that Willems is a graduate of Rotterdam Sparta. He also played for PSV (144 games), and was on loan at Newcastle (19 games). He has 22 games for the Netherlands national team.
Willems is currently recovering from injury and has not appeared on the field this season.