A man attempting to leave Australia on a jet ski was apprehended by authorities, after police were notified of a man “possibly armed with a crossbow” departing from a point in far north Queensland on Monday.

The Australian Border Force, the Australian Federal Police and the Queensland Police Service launched a joint operation to catch the man, who turned out to be a 57-year-old British man wanted on drug-charges in Western Australia, according to a press release.

Authorities said the man was attempting to get to Papua New Guinea, and he nearly made it. He was apprehended on one of Australia’s northernmost islands, Saibai Island, in the Torres Straight, only about 3 miles from his destination.


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