One in all NSW’s most needed fugitives has been taken into custody following a dramatic arrest in Darwin on Wednesday night time when he was discovered hiding within the hull of a yacht.
Mark Horne, 32, was on bail and was as a consequence of face trial over his alleged involvement within the capturing of a truck driver and the theft of $550,000 in money from the driving force within the NSW Blue Mountains in September 2020.
Police allege Horne was travelling behind an Uber in Sydney’s south when he reduce off his ankle monitoring bracelet and disappeared in October final yr.
Following a manhunt, Australian Border Drive officers boarded the yacht, which was making an attempt to sail from Cullen Bay Marina in Darwin late on Wednesday.
The officers discovered Horne hiding within the hull. Two different males – aged 52 and 43 – have been additionally arrested.
Horne will now face an extradition listening to in Darwin on Monday.
Northern Territory Police Commander Matt Hollamby counseled the outcomes of the investigation into his disappearance.
“The wonderful work of our partnership with the Australian Prison Intelligence Fee, Australian Border Drive, Australian Federal Police and different businesses implies that one of many nation’s most needed fugitives is now in custody,” he stated.