A British man who was wanted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) was arrested as he allegedly tried to escape the country on a jet ski.
Australian border police said they were tipped off, a man “possibly armed with a crossbow and carrying additional fuel and supplies” left on a jet ski from Cape York peninsula in northern Queensland.
He was arrested a few miles from Papua New Guinea for alleged drug offences in Western Australia, he had travelled 90 miles across the Torres Strait.
He was taken to Thursday Island where he will face extradition back to Western Australia.
Jo Crooks of the Australian Border Force (ABF) said, “We have the ability to detect a range of border threats, including suspicious movements through the region.
“Anyone who thinks they can either enter or leave Australia through the region without detection should think again.”
A spokesman for the AFP said, “This arrest sends a strong message to would-be fugitives, our reach across Australia is second to none and we will use all our contacts and relationships to find you and bring you before a court.”