Bali Nine Member Renae Lawrence Facing Arrest In Australia
Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence is reportedly set to be arrested when she lands in Sydney next week after she spent more than 13 years behind bars in Indonesia.
The Daily Telegraph reports that police will arrest the 41-year-old over an alleged high speed chase in a stolen car on the NSW Central Coast in March 2005.
Lawrence was due to face court over the pursuit one month later but she was arrested with 2.2kg of heroin strapped to her back and legs at Bali's airport, along with eight other Australians attempting to smuggle the drug.
She's set to finally face court over the car chase when she flies back to Sydney after she is released from an Indonesian prison on Wednesday, having served 13 years of a 20-year sentence.
"A 41-year-old woman has two outstanding warrants for offences including steal motor vehicle, drive unlicensed, speeding and fail to comply with police directions," a police spokesman told the newspaper.
The Bali Nine member will be released from a Balinese prison within days, as first reported by 10 News First.
She'll be taken directly to Denpasar Immigration for her passport and plane ticket, Bali's head of Board Corrections told 10 News First, before being put on a plane to Australia.
Lawrence is "the lucky one" of the Bali Nine, Kathryn Bonella, author of several best-selling books on drug crime in Bali, said.
"Two were executed, one died in jail, and five are serving life sentences with, at this point in time, no light at the end of the tunnel," she said.
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