BRISBANE – Sirul Azhar Umar (pic), convicted of murdering Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, was detained in Queensland, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation report.
The report said Sirul, 43, was taken into custody by immigration officials in Brisbane overnight after an Interpol red notice was issued.
Sirul is believed to have gone to Australia in October.
He was sentenced to death last week together with his former Special Action Unit colleague Azilah Hadri, 38, for the murder in 2006. – Agencies