Professional Poker Player Turns Out To Be Drug Kingpin On The Run

The New South Wales Police has arrested a drug kingpin who has been on a run from the law for more than two years.

The drug kingpin, Darren Rispen, 42, was earning more than $5000 a week as a professional poker player.

Rispen also allegedly powered drug premises in West Sydney by tapping into the electricity network. About 4.5 kilograms of cannabis and 720 cannabis plants were later on seized from the place.

Rispen was one of the most wanted men in NSW until he was arrested on Monday.

Police also retrieved some 110kgs of methamphetamine, 3kgs methorphan and 11kgs of cannabis at an address across the town.

Rispen was on a run, changing his name and identity, ever since his bail in 2014, creating a new life with a partner who was unaware of his true identity.

Rispen’s sham came to an end when he was arrested by the Police, who were keeping an eye on him. On arrests, Rispen told he was unemployed and was a professional poker player where he was earning some $5000 a week.

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