A Peruvian on trial for ATM fraud who escaped from the Denpasar High Court while awaiting trial on Wednesday, May 16, 2017, was arrested by police in a hotel in Pekanbaru, Riau on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
Jose William Salazar Ortiz was taken into custody by a squad from the Denpasar Police Headquarters assigned to hunt down the fugitive who escape the courthouse via a restroom ventilator before failing a cab to the Ubung bus station.
The arrest was made at the Hotel Darma Utama on Jalan Sisingamangaraja in Pekanbaru at mid-day on Wednesday, May 24th.
Beritabali.com says the Peruvian was flown back to Bali under heavy guard.
Ortiz reportedly told police he was attempting to flee to Malaysia and had already managed to obtain a bogus Chilean passport. Police are investigation the source of the counterfeit passport.