The search for the Irishman, who has been on the run for more than seven years, is heating up, and Australian Federal Police are now seeking public assistance to find him.
43-year-old Paul Casey was arrested in Coogee in March 2013 when police claimed he had $40,000 in cash and 750g of MDMA.
He was charged with two counts of possession and supply of prohibited substances in large commercial doses and handling of criminal proceeds.
Casey was scheduled to go on trial in March 2015, but an arrest warrant was issued after failing to appear in Downing Center District Court.
Detectives believe he may have been working under a fake ID and may have set up bank accounts under multiple fake names.
Casey was last known to have been around eastern Sydney and the north-central coast of New South Wales, but police say he could be anywhere in Australia.
The man is being pursued by the AFP Fugitive Arrest Strike Team, which targets people subject to arrest warrants for serious crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, child exploitation, sex crimes, money laundering and serious fraud.
If Mr. Casey is found guilty of the charges against him, penalties for each charge range from two years in prison to life in prison.
AFP’s Sergeant Daniel Quaid said the public could play a key role in getting Casey into police custody.
“I urge anyone who has information about Mr. Casey’s whereabouts to contact AFP so that he can be removed from the community and brought to court,” he said. .
If you have information about Mr Casey, please contact 131 AFP or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/search-for-fugitive-paul-casey-heats-up-seven-years-after-irish-national-disappeared/news-story/44db135536500e49effacdc9ca016d99 Search for fugitive heats up seven years after disappearance of Irish citizen