Fugitive who hid in Queensland bush camp returned to WA

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 12, 2015 23:03:20

A drug trafficker who was located hiding in bushland in Queensland in October has been returned to Western Australia to serve out his sentence.

Bernd Neumann was recaptured 20 months following fleeing from guards in the course of a supervised sporting occasion in February 2014.

He was three years into a fifteen-calendar year jail term for drug trafficking.

There were reports Neumann was able to scope out his escape route right after getting given recurring accessibility to the soccer oval, exactly where he walked a dog that was currently being educated to aid people with disabilities.

It was revealed there had been only two guards observing far more than 20 prisoners at the time of his escape.

Neumann was arrested by Queensland law enforcement at a Gold Coast searching centre and experienced been camping in bushland.

The incident prompted the WA Division for Corrective Companies to modify specified methods, and every least protection prisoner had their situation reviewed.

WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan on Saturday explained the incident experienced been an shame for the Federal government.

The Queensland campsite used by Bernd Neumann. Image: Fugitive Bernd Neumann had been tenting in the Queensland bush after escaping from minimum security in WA. (Supplied: Queensland Law enforcement)

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