A hero to many during the lockdown, gym owner Nicholas Whitcombe was fined for £1,000 for refusing to close his Moreton gym Body Tech fitness during lockdown. We do not know if his reasons for this were financial or to help support those who needed a gym during these incredibly hard times.
What has transpired from this mass amount of social media, news and police attention that Nicholas Whitcombe was actually smuggling drugs from overseas which weighed in excess of 3KG and was valued at £16,000. His partner in crime was Mr Dryden where police uncovered mobile phones which showed 100s of text messages between each other that detailed the drugs they were smuggling, how, when and for what value. Along with the drug smuggling, the pair have also been charged with money laundering where they clearly showed how they would ‘clean’ the money through their businesses.
It’s unknown if Body Tech Fitness will continue to operate with the high possibility that Mr Whitcombe will face prison time but here at Gymfluencers we will be reporting every step of the way.