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Vanuatu: Conman Peter Foster was arrested on Sunday morning (file photo).

Vanuatu: Conman Peter Foster was arrested on Sunday morning (file photo). (AFP)

Foster to face Vanuatu court

Police in Vanuatu say convicted Australian conman Peter Foster is due to appear in court in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila later today.

There he will be charged with illegal entry into Vanuatu.

Police last night confirmed Foster was arrested early on Sunday morning.

Superintendent Willie Ben says Foster claimed to be sick when he was arrested, but has since been deemed fit to attend court.

"The police services escorted him to the hospital," he said.

"He claimed that he's not feeling well and after the medical examination the doctor stated quite clearly that Mr Foster is physically okay."

Foster is believed to have fled to Vanuatu last week from Fiji, where he failed to appear in court to face charges.

The online newspaper Port Vila Press says Wayne Furness is also due to appear in court.

He is described as a former associate of Foster.




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