Most wanted Aussie caught

Police said yesterday they had arrested an Australian fugitive in Athens who is wanted for murder and trafficking. Tony Mokbel was arrested in the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada, police added. According to the Australian press, Mokbel is Australia’s most wanted fugitive and a global search for him had been launched 15 months ago. A coordinated investigation involving Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police and international law enforcement agencies is believed to have led to the arrest. Mokbel left Australia in March 2006 while standing trial in Melbourne on a charge of trafficking 2 kilograms of cocaine. The court convicted him in absentia and sentenced him to nine years.

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