Mother of the fugitive millionaire mining boss is accused of FAKING with his death and helping him to flee the country
- Woman, 64, accused of falsifying her son's death and helping him flee
- Mining magnate turned suspicious drug king Markis Turner disappeared in 2015
- His mother accused of giving false evidence and tried to distort justice
- Elizabeth Turner was arrested on Sunday in the Australian Federal Police Operation
- Her son was arrested in the Philippines in 2017, where he remains in custody
The mother of a fugitive millionaire-mining boss was alleged cocaine kingpin and is accused of alleged fake death of her son.
Elizabeth Anne Turner, 64, was accused of giving false evidence and trying to distort justice after allegedly helping her son flee the country.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed the arrest of the woman in Mackay on Sunday in a joint operation with Queensland Police.
& # 39; The police investigation will claim that the Mount Coolon woman has deliberately misled legal proceedings after her son did not appear in court for attempted import and human trafficking, & # 39; according to a statement from the AFP.
The mother of millionaire mine magnate and alleged cocaine kingpin Markis Turner (photo) has been accused of alleged fake death of her son and helping him to flee the country
Her case was briefly mentioned Monday in Mackay Magistrates Court, where the court heard Mrs. Turner after her arrest, the Courier Mail reported.
The case was postponed until Thursday and there was no bail request, the publication reported.
The former mining magnate Markis Scott Turner, 46, is wanted for his alleged involvement in importing more than 71 kilos of cocaine into oil barrels in Australia in 2011.
He was released on bail of $ 395,000 in 2015, which was forfeited when he disappeared shortly thereafter.
Elizabeth told the Supreme Court in 2016 that she had not had contact with her son for several weeks and believed that her son had taken his own life.
& # 39; Instead, the police claim to have helped her son evade authorities by buying a yacht and preparing to flee while on bail in 2015 & # 39 ;, said an AFP statement on Monday was published.
Markis Turner was arrested in Philippines in 2017, two years after he disappeared from Australia
An international two-year operation resulted in the arrest of Markis Turner in the Philippines in September 2017, where he remains in custody.
His mother has been accused of one count of false testimonies and one count of attempts to distort justice.
The maximum penalty for these violations is five and ten years respectively, according to the AFP.
Organized Crime AFP Manager, Acting Commander Peter Bodel said Sunday's arrest was the result of a multi-year investigation.
& # 39; Since the investigation started in 2011, members of the Australian Federal Police have spent countless hours trying these people & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; This arrest in Queensland shows how relentlessly the AFP will pursue not only those who try to bring drugs to this country, but also those who support organized crime. & # 39;
Turner (photo) remains in custody in the Philippines, two years after he was arrested
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