Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence could be arrested in Australia

Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence is set to be released from an Indonesian prison within days, however there’s reports she could be arrested upon landing back in Australia.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the 41-year-old is still wanted over an alleged police chase in a stolen car on the NSW Central Coast back in 2005.

“A 41-year-old woman has two outstanding warrants for offences including steal motor vehicle, drive unlicensed, speeding and fail to comply with police directions,” a NSW police spokesperson told the paper.


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Lawrence was due to face court over the chase, however was arrested in Bali with 2.6 kilograms of heroin strapped to her body.

She was one of nine people charged over a plot to smuggle heroin into Australia from the popular tourist spot in 2005.

Lawrence was originally sentenced to life in prison, however it was reduced to 20 years on appeal.

By the time she is released next week, she would have served 13 years and six months.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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