CRIME stoppers are again pleading with the public to help catch Australia’s 20 most wanted criminals who remain at large as they launch Operation Roam for a second year.
Among this year’s top 20 Australian fugitives is Doru Riscuta (aka Don) who was committed to stand trial for allegedly masterminding a major cocaine trafficking syndicate between Sydney and the Gold Coast in 2010.
A warrant for his arrest has been issued after he failed to appear for the commencement of his trial on August 15 last year.
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Meanwhile, South Australian man Stuart Pearce is wanted over the alleged murder of his wife and three children at Parafield Gardens in 1991.
A reward of one million dollars has been offered for information leading to the apprehension/conviction of the person or people responsible for the suspected murders.
If you recognise a listed criminal, you should contact Crime Stoppers immediately on 1800 333 000; submit information anonymously online through crimestoppers.com.au or contact your local police.
Some wanted persons are being sought by more than one jurisdiction because they may have committed crimes in more than one State or Territory.
Residents are warned not to make any attempt to apprehend or approach them.
During the first year of Operation Roam in 2013, calls to Crime Stoppers resulted in 9 arrests, three of which occurred in the first 48 hours.
The national operation follows the international success of operation INFRA RED in 2012, in which Crime Stoppers, and Police in Australia and around the world, coordinated a global fugitive hunt with great success.