Why on earth was this man given bail? His surety was his $4 million home and the police have already began the process to confiscate the property and its value may be realised by the NSW State Government to the benefit of taxpayers.
Police were confident of an early arrest of the escapee but others suggest, more likely, he headed straight to his private jet and flew overseas.
Would I be cynical in thinking he was given bail because he is a rich and popular in some circles restaurateur? How is Magistrate Michael Crompton sleeping, considering the huge investment of resources invested in Baluch's capture and court appearance? What a disgraceful decision it was by Crompton to grant bail. A tonne of coke, rich, friends with influential people, good criminal connections, a private jet...what could possibly go wrong. I am not a great one for being critical of judges and I admit I don't know all the facts, but still, I think the magistrate should stand down. His decision does not pass the water cooler, pub or sniff test.
Why do so many alleged drug king pins have such similar appearances? You whistle and I will point.
Moustafa Baluch is charged with conspiracy to import almost a tonne of cocaine
He was released on bail last week