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Bali Nine’s Renae Lawrence faces arrest in Australia over high-speed car chase

Renae Lawrence (C), was accused of trafficking 11.2 kilograms of heroin from the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: Getty
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Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence – who has spent the past 13 years in an Indonesian prison – faces arrest over an alleged high-speed pursuit when she returns to Australia next week.

NSW Police said the 41-year-old was allegedly involved in a police chase using a stolen car through Enfield, Turramurra, Mooney Mooney and Peats Ridge on the Central Coast on March 26, 2005.

Lawrence was arrested a month later in Bali for trying to smuggle 2.7 kilograms of heroin to Australia from the tourist hotspot.

Gosford Local Court issued two warrants for her arrest in June 2005, but she was in an Indonesian prison awaiting trial.

NSW Police said they were waiting to charge Ms Lawrence with several offences including stealing a motor vehicle, driving unlicensed and speeding.

She is due to return to Australia next week.

Her father told the ABC his daughter was a “nervous wreck” ahead of her release and said she wanted to live her life in peace.

Lawrence will be the first member of the Bali Nine to be released.

The Bali Nine ringleaders, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were executed in 2015 and another member, Tan Duc Than Nguyen, died of cancer earlier this year.