Monday, 24 August 2020

Dramatic moment Australia's most infamous conman Peter Foster is taken down by undercover cops

Notorious conman Peter Foster has been extradited from Queensland to New South Wales to face fresh fraud charges, as dramatic footage emerges showing him being taken down by undercover police on a beach.

Foster was escorted straight from the tarmac at Sydney Airport to the back of a police van, before he was taken to Mascot Police Station on Monday night. 

The 57-year-old - famous for his role in the Cheriegate scandal which embarrassed the wife of former British PM Tony Blair - was arrested at 8am on Thursday while taking his dogs for a walk along Four Mile Beach at Port Douglas, Queensland. 

In extraordinary video that surfaced on Monday, two plain clothed officers disguised as joggers sprinted up behind an unsuspecting Foster before crash-tackling him to the ground.

After being allowed to return to his house following the arrest, he changed into a Hawaiian shirt.

When asked by reporters how he was feeling, he said he 'was annoyed,' because the arrest 'wasn't necessary.'
On Monday the conman was seen peering out the window of a Virgin Australia plane on the Sydney Airport tarmac while wearing the same Hawaiian shirt.  

Foster will face court on Tuesday charged with more than a dozen offences including laundering and fraud. 


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