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FORMER Trinidad and Tobago national footballer Noel “Sammy” Llewellyn was recently freed of trafficking charges after proving that a package he brought through New York's JFK International Airport had been handed to him by a relative.

All charges have since been dropped against the 64-year-old who lives in Brooklyn and works at Delta Airlines.

“Sammy”, an orthodox right-winger, represented Trinidad and Tobago on 45 occasions from 1972 to 1976, scoring 35 goals. A gifted dribbler, he was voted Footballer of the Year in 1975 and 1976.

An Express source confirmed that charges against Llewellyn were dropped, adding the case also involved an input from local law enforcement.

Last September, Federal agents apprehended Llewellyn at JFK for allegedly attempting to smuggle a kilo of cocaine inside a pack of fudge candy and a complaint was filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.