NSW fugitive to front Southport court, as details emerge of elaborate escape plan

The man dubbed Australia’s ‘Pablo Escabar’ will now face court in Southport today after he was busted trying to sneak across the Queensland border from NSW earlier this week.

33-year-old Mostafa Baluch was forced to spend another night behind bars, as he waits for his extradition hearing over an alleged $270 million cocaine smuggling operation.

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He was supposed to be in court yesterday for the hearing, but it had to be delayed while NSW police made their way over the border.

They’ll be applying for his extradition back to Sydney, and are expected to drive him back over the border with a large police presence.

Baluch had been on the run for over two weeks, wanted over his alleged involvement in a $270 million cocaine smuggling operation.

New information has also come to light overnight, revealing the man’s grand escape plans if he was to have made it over the Queensland border.

It’s understood he was on his way to far north Queensland, where he was going to sail on to Indonesia, then travel to Thailand and eventually get to Eastern Europe.