Notorious conman Peter Foster has been arrested in Far North Queensland over a sports betting scam.
The 57-year-old was nabbed while walking along a Port Douglas beach about 8am on Aug 20.
The serial scam artist faces being extradited again to NSW and is expected to be charged over fraud-related offences.
He is currently being held at a Port Douglas police station until Sydney detectives arrive to escort him across the border.
Foster has been in and out of jail since 1995 for fraud offences including a multi-million dollar weight-loss scam.
He sparked turmoil for former British prime minister Tony Blair in 2002 when – acting as a financial advisor – he helped Blairs wife Cherie buy two discounted apartments.
The latest twist in Fosters tale comes after private investigator Ken Gamble claims he was alerted to fresh accusations of a betting scam by a “businessman in Asia”.
“The businessman felt hed been the victim of an elaborate scam and asked me to investigate in an effort to recover his investment,” Gamble said in a statement on Thursday.
Gamble is the head of IFW Global, a company which targets fraud and cybercrime.
He alleges Foster was acting under a false name as the operator of a sports trading company named Sport Predictions.
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