Wednesday 3 August 2022 01:51 AM [Video]: Tense moment Comanchero bikie boss Mark Buddle was arrested in Darwin ... trends now
Footage has emerged of Comanchero bikie boss Mark Buddle being frogmarched into a police station in handcuffs after he was secretly deported to Australia from Turkey.
The nation's most wanted man was apprehended by Australian Federal Police over alleged drug importation after he touched down in Darwin.
AFP confirmed on Tuesday morning a 37-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly importing more than 160kg of cocaine - which has an estimated street value of $40million - into Melbourne in May, 2021.
A video released by AFP shows Buddle arriving at a Darwin police station in an unmarked white four-wheel drive.
An officer sitting next to Buddle in the backseat jumps out before Comanchero kingpin was ordered to get out and put his hands on the top of the vehicle.
While one officer checks his handcuffs, another places their arm under his armpit and puts their hand on his shoulder, to secure Buddle in a hold.
Comanchero bikie boss Mark Buddle (pictured) has been taken into police custody in Darwin
Buddle was walked into the station backwards, surrounded by at least five Australian Federal Police officers
He will be taken to a cell and is scheduled to appear in a Darwin court later on Tuesday
A second officer repeats the procedure on Buddle's other arm, before he is walked backwards into the police station.
At least five officers in face masks can be seen standing around him as he is checked it the facility, where he was place in cell to appear in a Darwin court later on Tuesday.
Assistant Commissioner Nigel Ryan said Buddle, who was the subject of an Interpol red notice, arrived in Darwin after Turkey made an 'independent decision' to deport him.
'He was escorted by Turkish authorities by charter flight to Darwin where he was taken into AFP custody and arrested,' Assistant Commissioner Ryan told reporters at a press conference.
'The AFP was well place to respond to his return due to the progress of an ongoing AFP investigation and the AFP’s strong global law and enforcement intelligence networks.'
During his court appearance, AFP will apply to have him extradited to Victoria, where he is facing charges of allegedly importing cocaine.
Assistant Commissioner Ryan said each offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
'The AFP will allege that Operation Ironside led the man to a transnational syndicate, operating out of Hong Kong and Turkey, which was using dedicated encrypted communications to coordinate the shipment of cocaine