Zebre terminate contract of Italy prop Sami Panico following arrest for alleged drugs trafficking

Zebre have terminated the contract of prop Sami Panico after the Italian international was arrested by police officers following a raid on his home.

According to Italian news agency ANSA, Police reportedly found 1.5kg of marijuana, 330g of hashish and €10,000 from „illegal activities“, per the police, in the back garden of Panico’s property before arresting him for alleged „possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.“

The 25 year-old won ten caps for Italy, with his most recent appearance for the Azzurri coming in the 2017 Six Nations against Scotland. 

Panico is currently under house arrest while he awaits trial, with Zebre announcing on Friday that the Pro14 club had terminated his…