Alex Reid's mate committed suicide in prison after failed drugs operation
An aquaintance of the cage fighter ended up in jail and committted suicide but Alex was released without charge.
‘One of [Alex‘s] mates – a former Marine – went to prison,’ reveals an insider.
‘He later hanged himself in his cell, which hit Alex hard.’
A European arrest warrant was issued in 2006 after 62 kilos of cocaine was found in the hull of a yacht moored in the French port of Toulon.
It was suspected a gang were to travelling to the British Virgin Islands to buy the boat.
Alex explained in interviews that he wanted to open a boat business and knew nothing about drug-running.
Four Britons and three foreign criminals were sent to jail for the crime.
Alex, 35, is now separated from wife Katie, 32, who released a statement on Tuesday confirming their marriage break-up, blaming his love of the limelight for the split.
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