Drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek has been denied parole due to his “undue risk”.
The Czech kickboxer, also known as Jan Antolik, fled to New Zealand on a false passport before being convicted of importing ecstasy. He was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment.
On Monday, he told the Parole Board he accepted he had made a “terrible mistake”.
“I’ve learnt that there’s no shortcuts in life and that I’ve lost everything that I really care for.
“I want to be a good member of the community. I don’t want to be remembered as a criminal or portrayed as a criminal because that’s not who I am.”
However on Wednesday, the Board announced he will stay behind bars, describing his risk as “significantly higher than low”.
This makes ILG’s initial decision to grant him residency even worse. The Parole Board is saying we don’t even think it is safe to release him from prison yet, while ILG said hey let’s make this guy a resident.