NIZOZEMCI POMOGLI AUSTRALCIMA UHITIITI KAPETANA DRAGANA ALIAS DANIELA SNEDDENA
Captain Dragan arrested after global manhunt
A man wanted over war crimes in Croatia has been arrested by Australian Federal Police officers in New South Wales following a worldwide manhunt.
Police have been searching for Daniel Snedden, also known as Dragan Vasiljkovic, since March when the High Court ordered he be extradited for trial.
Serbian-born Snedden will have a chance to appeal the extradition order but will be held in prison until a determination is made.
He claims his political beliefs would mean he would be dealt with unfairly in Croatia.
Nicknamed Captain Dragan he is accused of torturing, raping and murdering civilians and prisoners of war while he was a Serbian paramilitary commander during the Balkan conflict.
He denies the allegations.
The search for Snedden first focused around his Coffs Harbour home on the NSW north coast before international policing agency Interpol released a red notice for his arrest.
Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor said the Dutch National Police Agency provided assistance in the arrest.
In a statement, Mr O'Connor said he would make a decision about Snedden's extradition "as soon as is reasonably practicable".