2012 murder victim Jie “Jack” Lee. Photo: Supplied Bogdan Cuic arrested in Serbia. Photo: Nine News
Australian authorities are unable to say when they expect a man allegedly involved in a 2012 Brisbane murder to be extradited from Serbia.
Bandido Bogdan Cuic has spent about two months locked in a prison on the outskirts of Novi Sad, with Australian officials seeking his return over the shooting death of Jei “Jack” Lee.
Mr Lee, 22, was gunned down outside an Eight Mile Plains shopping centre over a reported drug dispute.
Mr Cuic left the country days after the shooting and an Interpol “Red Notice” was issued for his arrest. He had been tracked by Australian and European authorities for several months before he was detained in June.
Both Queensland Police and the federal Attorney-General’s department refused to answer questions about when Mr Cuic could return home from Serbia.
“He is wanted to face prosecution in Australia for the murder of Jei (Jack) Lei in Brisbane in 2012,” a department spokesman said.
“As the matter is currently before Serbian authorities it would not be appropriate to comment further.”
The department provided another non-answer when asked about the conditions Mr Cuic was being held in.
Months after Mr Lee’s death, Mr Cuic’s brother Bosko was quizzed by the Crime and Misconduct Commission as police probed the Bandidos in Brisbane.
Bosko was jailed for contempt after declining to answer questions about who was responsible for Mr Lee’s death.
Mr Lee was gunned down at the Warrigal Square Shopping Centre on April 12, 2012. A dumped BMW, believed to have been at the scene of the crime, was found dumped in Riverhills the day after the shooting.
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