British Man Allegedly Tried To Flee Australia On A Jet Ski Armed With A Crossbow

A British man wanted on drugs charges has been arrested by Australian Federal Police trying to ride a jet ski to Papua New Guinea armed with a crossbow.

Yep - there's a lot to take in there.

The 57-year-old man was actually pretty close to achieving his goal and was only 4 kilometres from PNG. He had ridden his trusty jet ski a whopping 150kms before he was pulled over by the cops.

Credit: Australian Federal Police
Credit: Australian Federal Police

An AFP spokesperson said in a statement: "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."

The Aussie Feds were backed up by officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

Jo Crooks, of the ABF, said: "This is a perfect example of local intelligence sharing, community support, ABOC coordination and our maritime capability, all working together to enable a quick and effective multi-agency response to a situation.

Credit: Australian Federal Police
Credit: Australian Federal Police

"Through our posture in the Torres Strait and working closely with our AFP and QPS partners, 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.

"The ABF would like to recognise the efforts of ABF Border Monitoring officers on Moa, Dauan and Saibai, as well as community, council members and councillors on Saibai, Dauan, Sigabadaru and Mabaduan."

It certainly was a bold strategy but it hasn't paid off for our crossbowman.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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