Caballero was hiding drugs in his car Toyota Corolla. The estimated cost of the goods amounted to about 600 thousand dollars.

Now the ex-boxer faces 8 to 12 years in prison, but the prison term can be cut in half, thanks to a confession.

"My client admitted guilt and expressed remorse due to the fact that he committed the offence, and promised never to do" — quoted TASS the lawyer Caballero Victor Orobio.

Coming soon to 39-year-old Caballero chooses the punishment. It is not excluded that before the trial can go free.

Celestino Caballero owned a world title at Bantamweight by the WBA for several years (2006-2010). On a professional ring he spent 43 fights, winning them 37 wins. Completed career in 2014.