Connect with us


Accused drug lord Mostafa Baluch captured

Accused Sydney drug lord and fugitive Mostafa Baluch has been re-captured after more than two weeks on the run.

The 33-year-old was found early on Wednesday, hiding in a car on a truck travelling from NSW to Queensland.

Acting on a tip-off, Queensland Police stopped the truck as it crossed the border into the state about 1am.

Officers searched inside a container on the back of the truck and found Mr Baluch hiding inside a grey Mercedes.

He was arrested and taken to Southport Watch House, where a warrant was executed for breaching bail.

NSW Police Organised Crime Squad detectives are travelling to Queensland to seek his extradition when he appears at Southport Magistrates Court later on Wednesday.

Mr Baluch was last seen in Bayview on Sydney’s northern beaches on October 25, just days after he was granted bail and released from custody under strict conditions.

He had been charged with a string of drug offences related to a 900 kilogram shipment of cocaine into Australia that had a street value of $270 million.


The search for Mr Baluch involved Australian Federal Police, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Border Force, the NSW Crime Commission and interstate police.

The post Accused drug lord Mostafa Baluch captured appeared first on The New Daily.

Source link