Canadian arrested after Aust Interpol call

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Dutch police have acted on an Australian-issued Interpol request to arrest a Canadian man.
Camera IconDutch police have acted on an Australian-issued Interpol request to arrest a Canadian man.

Dutch police have acted on an Australian-issued Interpol request to arrest a Canadian man accused of participation in a global crime syndicate.

Australian federal police allege the 57-year-old Canadian was involved in a group which imported and distributed large quantities of illicit drugs and laundered the profits overseas.

Some 27 people have already been arrested in connection with the syndicate's alleged importation of heroin and methamphetamine into Australia.

AFP said in a statement that the Canadian man was "of significant interest" to both them and counterpart law enforcement agencies overseas.

They will now prepare a formal extradition request from the Netherlands.

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