Australian Associated Press--BRISBANE, Feb 13 AAP - A South Korean national will appear in a Brisbane court today over alleged links to the Bali Nine drug syndicate.
"In relation to the Bali Nine, he's alleged to be an organiser," an Australian Federal Police (AFP) spokesman said last night.
The 25-year-old man, who previously lived in Brisbane, was arrested at Brisbane International Airport early yesterday after arriving on a flight from South Korea.
He was charged with conspiracy to import a trafficable quantity of narcotics into Australia between August 2004 and April 2005.
The man was remanded in custody to appear in Brisbane Magistrate's Court today, the AFP said.
He is the sixth person arrested in Australia with suspected links to the nine Australians facing jail terms or possible execution in Indonesia for allegedly trafficking heroin through Bali.
The five others charged in Australia in connection with the Bali Nine investigation are expected to next appear in Brisbane Magistrate's Court on April 3.
Australian Associated Press
February 13, 2006