THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) in Cebu City has arrested an Australian man, an alleged member of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, for drug trafficking.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman G. Tansingco said the man has a standing red notice from the International Police for a criminal case in Indonesia.

The Australian was detained in Taguig City pending deportation proceedings.

The National Narcotics Board of Indonesia on Jan. 29 issued an arrest warrant against the fugitive for drug smuggling.

Indonesian authorities accused the man of trying to smuggle a shipment of floor ceramics filled with more than five kilos of crystal meth. The package is said to have come from Guadalajara, Mexico. — Chloe Mari A. Hufana