Mystery Australian man goes on the run in Bali after cops find villa full of drugs and three of his alleged henchmen area arrested
- An Australian man is on the run from Indonesian police after smuggling drugs
- Villa was raided by police who found 35kg of meth, 32kg of cocaine and 800 pills
- Three Balinese nationals who allegedly worked for the fugitive were arrested
- Police only just released details of ‘Mr A’ despite raiding his villa two months ago
An Australian allegedly behind a massive drug smuggling operation in Bali is on the run from Indonesian police and Interpol.
The man, known as ‘Mr A’, allegedly imported drugs with a street value of $5 million into Bali.
Balinese police raided his villa in Kuta on April 12 and found 35kg of meth, 32kg of cocaine, 800 ecstasy pills, and 2.6kg of marijuana.
‘Mr A’ quickly ran from the scene around the time his villa was raided, leaving his possessions behind.
Three Balinese nationals (pictured) were arrested by police after an Australian man known as ‘Mr A’ had his villa raided and drugs seized. The three nationals claim they worked for ‘Mr A’ at the villa
Police arrested three Indonesian nationals at the residence, who claimed they were working for the Australian man, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The trio, handcuffed and dressed in prison jumpsuits, were paraded for the media standing behind the stash of drugs that were seized at the villa.
The drugs were then burned by police in accordance with Indonesian law after photos were taken and evidence was documented.
Police alleged the three men ‘facilitated’ the Australian man’s operations at his villa.
Bali police director of drug investigations Kombes Pol Mochamad Khozin broke down the details of the arrest with local media, who witnessed the drugs being burned.
‘The hunt was carried out after the arrest of three Indonesian citizens with the initials AAP, KMS, and KS in one of the villas in Kuta on April 12, 2022,’ he said.
Detective Khozen claimed police ‘knew’ who ‘Mr A’ was. He also said the ‘A’ in the fugitive’s name was his initial and that he was ‘approximately 32 years old’.
‘We have coordinated with Interpol to find this perpetrator,’ he added.
Bali police only just released details of the case despite officers raiding the villa almost two months ago.
Bali police burned the drugs that were seized at the villa in front of reporters. The drugs were burned by officers in accordance with Indonesian law
Police received a tip-off that the Australian man was allegedly bringing 50kg of crystal meth into the country.
Indonesia has some of the strictest drug laws in the world.
Criminals found guilty of smuggling large quantities of drugs into the country risk execution by firing squad.
Bali police did not know whether the Australian fugitive was trying to sell the drugs in Bali or was temporarily storing the drugs at his villa before attempting to smuggle them overseas.