A superyacht tour operator accused of playing a major role in an alleged $20million cocaine smuggling operation once lived a jetsetting life, featured in a TV commercial and auditioned for Survivor.
James Blake Blee, 62, was arrested at Cairns Airport in North Queensland on Wednesday with police swooping as he allegedly tried to leave the country on a flight to Singapore.
Detectives launched an interstate taskforce after a drug smuggling operation went tragically wrong in Newcastle, NSW, on Monday.
A diver – wearing sophisticated breathing gear which disguised his movements and hid any tell-tale trail of bubbles from his scuba gear – was found dying in the water.
He had been trying to recover a $20million drug haul hidden in a ship’s hull and was found surrounded by large…
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