Comanchero boss lands in Victoria

Fugitive Comanchero boss Mark Badr lands in Victoria before appearing in court for allegedly importing drugs worth about $40 million.

An Australian Federal Police officer escorted a 37-year-old on a charter flight from Darwin to Melbourne on Friday morning and was charged with carrying cocaine.

He appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday on one count of importing commercial quantities of border-controlled narcotics and one count of conspiring to import commercial quantities of border-controlled narcotics. will be prosecuted.

Both crimes carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Buddle was arrested at Darwin Airport on Wednesday after being deported from Turkey the day before.

He was placed under police surveillance due to security concerns after the Northern Territory District Court issued an extradition order to Victoria.

Buddle was accused of importing over 160 kg of cocaine into Melbourne last May.

This charge is attributed to Operation Ironside, who monitored communications shared using the ANOM app.

The app was set up by authorities under the guise of providing a secure encrypted messaging service to organized criminals when in reality it was being monitored by AFP and the FBI.

The operation resulted in the indictment of more than 250 people in Australia.

Comanchero boss lands in Victoria

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