Newcastle star's fugitive brother arrested after a year on the run just weeks after 'taunting police' | The Sun

NEWCASTLE starlet Garang Kuol's fugitive brother has been arrested after a year on the run.

The striker's sibling, Kuol Mawien Kuol, was detained on Thursday just weeks after taking to social media to "taunt police".

Kuol was arrested in West Footscray, Australia at dawn on Thursday in what cops claim was part of an investigation into fraud and drug matters.

The 25-year-old previously worked at National Australia Bank, where he faced fraud allegations nearly 12 months ago.

He has been accused of stealing $121,000 (£63,000) from elderly customers.

Last month it was claimed that he accused his pursuers of stealing money from him in later-deleted tweets.


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Prior to his arrest he had been on the run since July 22 last year, when he failed to show up for a court date.

According to the Mail, he was remanded in custody until August 8 in a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates' Court last Thursday afternoon.

Younger brother Garang, 18, is a rising star of Aussie football.

He broke into A-League side Central Coast Mariners' first team aged just 17.

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After seven goals in 22 appearances he earned a move to Premier League Newcastle, moving to St James' Park in a deal announced last September.

The Mail also allege that Kuol Mawien Kuol helped broker Garang's Newcastle switch while on the run from cops.

He is described as having been "instrumental" in the deal.

In January Garang joined Scottish side Hearts on loan until the end of the 2022-23 season, appearing nine times.

He has also burst onto the scene for his country, so far earning five caps for the Socceroos.

Kuol appeared twice at the World Cup in Qatar, and scored his first goal for his country during a match against Ecuador in March.

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