Australian bikie boss captured in Cyprus by FBI

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Australian fugitive bikie boss Mark Buddle has been captured by the FBI on Cyprus reported the Daily Mail.

According to the media outlet,  the Comanchero gang boss was reportedly captured by the FBI while returning to his hideout on the Cyprus border after meeting with a fellow member of the gang in Germany.

He then travelled back via Turkey, an area where many Australian fugitives hide out, and FBI agents swooped as he tried to re-enter Cyprus, underworld sources said.

'Buddle took over the leadership of the Comancheros when former boss Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi was jailed over a fatal brawl in Sydney Airport in 2009.

'Buddle fled Australia in 2016 for Dubai, where he set up a new life with his partner Melanie Ter Wisscha, after he came a person of interest in the 2010 murder of a security guard.

'Last year, the 44-year-old left Dubai soon after a video surfaced showing him fighting tourists at a resort pool.

'Since then it is understood he has hopped between numerous countries before settling in Cyprus.

'The AFP have a live warrant for Buddle's arrest but police were unable to confirm whether he had been arrested by the FBI.

'The Sydney-born crime boss who grew up in a Maroubra housing commission estate before joining the Comanchero, has reportedly been living in Cyprus since mid-2021.

'However, his stay has not been low-profile and has rarely been out of the local headlines, making the front-page of Cyprus newspaper Kibris Gercek last year.'

[Daily Mail]

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