Umar Patek, 40, who has a US bounty of $1 million on his head and is Indonesia‘s most wanted fugitive, was arrested by Pakistani security agencies who have said they are investigating him for links to militant groups in Pakistan.
A Pakistani official said: “Right now he is being interrogated. The Indonesians want access to him and they are coming.”
Kevin Rudd, Australian Foreign Minister, said: “For us it is clear that Patek has been arrested. Furthermore, it is our view that Patek’s arrest is potentially a major step forward in the fight against terrorism.
“His arrest might offer some small comfort to the nearly 100 Australian families who lost loved ones in the Bali bombings way back in 2002. Of course, his arrest does not bring anyone back.”
He has been extradited to Indonesia today.
- Pakistan extradites Bali bombing suspect Umar Patek to Indonesia (csmonitor.com)
- VIDEO: Bali bombing suspect extradited (bbc.co.uk)
- Accused Bali bomb-maker ‘admits role’ (theage.com.au)
- Indonesia: Bali Bombing Architect Extradited (israelnationalnews.com)
- Bali bomb-link man sent to Indonesia (edition.cnn.com)
- Bali bomb ‘mastermind’ extradited to Indonesia (telegraph.co.uk)
- Man with ties to Bali bombings is returned to Indonesia (cnn.com)
- Pakistan extradites Bali bombing suspect (seattletimes.nwsource.com)