Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Australian fugitive arrested in Bali

A fugitive wanted by the Australian Federal Police for drug offences has been arrested on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, police said.

Timothy Geoffrey Lee, 45, was arrested in a house in Kuta district on Saturday, Bali police anti-narcotics head Kokot Indarto said.

"There was a fax request and a red notice by the Australian Federal Police on November 9, 2009, asking us to arrest and investigate him on a drug-related offence," he said.

"He's suspected of being part of an Australian drug ring."

Police found an Australian passport and three British passports in Lee's possession.

"We plan to coordinate with Interpol and Australian police to take him to Australia," Mr Indarto added.

Provincial police spokesman Gde Sugianyar said Australian police wanted Lee over the possession of 45 litres of materials used to make methamphetamines.

Lee reportedly had been wanted by Australian police since 2008.

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