After Moreno arrest, Gianluigi Buffon commented that Byron Moreno had drugs on his body on 2002 and not among his clothing. In that time Buffon was part of a league that was disqualified near the finals of the South Korea World Cup 2002. The game was known because of Moreno’s controversial refereeing.
The events of that game still hurt to those who played like Buffon who stated, “Besides the jokes, when someone sport related has drug issues, it means he’s hit rock bottom.”
Ex-referee Byron Moreno participated on the World Cup of Japan and South Korea in 2002 was detained at John F. Kennedy airport in New York for carrying 6 kilos of heroin. “Byron Moreno was detained in the United States because he was trying to smuggle heroin.” Commented Marta Youth, a diplomatic press associate.
Youth pointed out that Moreno might be facing a ten-year imprisonment.