6 Feb 2007

Australian police arrest conman Peter Foster

11:25 am on 6 February 2007

Australian police have arrested conman Peter Foster after he was released from a Vanuatu jail.

Mr Foster was arrested and charged by the Australian Federal Police for a money laundering offence upon arriving at Brisbane International Airport.

The offence is alleged to have been committed against the Bank of the Federated States of Micronesia.

He was released from a Vanuatu jail yesterday, having served three weeks of a six week sentence for illegally entering the country after skipping bail in Fiji, where he was facing fraud charges.