The Australian police have finally arrested one of the country’s most wanted men after 12 years.
64-year-old Graham Potter had found ways to physically evade the law after fleeing in 2010 from a court summon where he was to face murder charges.
He was apprehended on Monday when information leaked that he was somewhere in Queensland which was thousands of kilometres away from the state of Victoria where his atrocity was committed.
Footage of his arrest displayed the 64-year-old in a dilapidated building where he was handcuffed.
According to BBC News, Potter was convicted of the decapitation and murder of a teenage girl in 1981 and was sentenced to life.
He was released 15 years after.
At the time he was in hiding, Potter was meant to face federal charges over the possession of cocaine and ecstasy worth about 317 million dollars and some murder charges.
After a relentless search and numerous unconfirmed sightings of him in particular spots across the country, the police gave up in 2017 due to reaching a dead end on his trail.
He was arrested at a house in Ravenshoe on Monday at 08:45 local time zone.
The Australian police had put up a reward of 100,000 Australian dollars for anyone who could give tangible information on the whereabouts of the fugitive.
Potter was reported to have made use of things that could change his outlook and demeanour; for instance, he made use of hair dye.
According to Mick Frewen who is Acting Assistant Commissioner of Crime Command in the state of Victoria, the police are relieved to have finally come to the end of their chase for a high-end fugitive.