Accused drug importer Rohan Arnold ‘went sightseeing with AFP officers’ in Paris

An Australian arrested in Serbia over a massive cocaine haul claims he went sightseeing in Paris with the AFP officers tasked with bringing him to Australia.

Businessman Rohan Arnold, 44, claimed he walked about the French capital unrestrained, took photos of his police escort posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, and was confident he could have escaped if he wanted to, prompting police to look into the claims.

The claims were outlined in court documents, prepared for today’s NSW Supreme Court hearing in which he was denied bail.

Mr Arnold, from Jeir in south-eastern New South Wales, was arrested in Serbia in January along with two other men over his alleged involvement in a 1.2 tonne cocaine haul.

He was extradited via Paris in March and has since pleaded not guilty to several drug charges.

Source: Accused drug importer Rohan Arnold ‘went sightseeing with AFP officers’ in Paris – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)