Qld man spent weeks on the run before arrest in Surfers Paradise

Police have finally tracked down one of the state’s most wanted men right here on the Gold Coast.

53-year-old Alan Lace was spotted by officers as he got out of a vehicle in Surfers Paradise earlier this week.

The convicted murderer spent more than two weeks on the run after police dog Rambo was hit and killed by a car while trying to track him down in Maryborough.


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“The man was arrested on the Gold Coast yesterday and charged with trafficking dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstruct police, possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and fail to properly dispose of needle,” police said in a statement yesterday.

He appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday, where he was remanded in custody to reappear on August 3.

Police are expected to provide more information later today.