Hungarian court seeks Olympic champion wrestler on drug charge

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Peter Farkas, a 1992 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion from Hungary, is wanted for arrest after walking out of a courthouse before receiving a five-year prison sentence on a drug charge.

A Hungarian court issued a European arrest warrant Monday. The 40-year-old Farkas may have escaped to Thailand, according to Hungarian news reports.

Farkas and brother Karoly were sentenced Nov. 3, but both left court before the sentence was read by the judge. Karoly was later detained by police but Peter remains at large.

In 2004, police found thousands of marijuana plants and processing equipment in their mother's house. At the time, police described it as the largest marijuana plantation found in Budapest.

The Budapest City Court said the warrant could be reviewed if Farkas is outside Europe.