Gold Coast conman Peter Foster may have tried to procure the murder of a private investigator who was following him after police raids across Queensland and New South Wales.
It’s been revealed Foster is alleged to have been trying to organise the murder of Ken Gamble, an Australian private detective working for victims of scams allegedly perpetrated by Foster.
In November, just three weeks after being released early from an 18-month jail sentence, Foster allegedly began trying to engage the services of Philippines hit-man, where Mr Gamble is based.
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On Tuesday morning detectives from New South Wales and Queensland raided the home of Foster’s mother at Sovereign Island on the Gold Coast and another property at Ewingsdale near Byron Bay.
No-one was arrested and no arrest warrant has been issued for Foster.
Police have not revealed the results of their investigation, although a number of items were seized during the raids.
The private detective has been a pain for Foster who led officers to the conman’s place in Byron Bay last year while he was on the run.
This lead to his arrest and jailing for 18 months on an outstanding warrant.
Mr Gamble has been working for more than 150 investors in a sports trading club scam allegedly masterminded by Foster.
The investors have obtained injunctions freezing $9 million in bank accounts linked to the Sports Trading Club in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.
Foster has served jail time around the world and was embroiled in various scandals.