Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Icebox saves cocaine smuggler's lives - update

Aristides Avlontis has been arrested. 2 others are sought after cops found 365kg of cocaine off Western Australia’s coast. The men were found clinging to an icebox in the ocean off Albany Feb 1, telling cops their boat had capsized while fishing.

Mate Stipinovich

Karl Whitburn

Aristides Avlontis
Days later cocaine washed ashore and a 7-metre boat was found. The boat returned more cocaine with the final tally over 365kg. Perth men Mate Stipinovich, 49, Karl Whitburn, 45, and Aristides Avlontis, 36, are wanted.