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Terrence Murrell Biography
A male model who fled justice for two years was finally jailed after taunting the police with photos of his playboy lifestyle 6,000 miles away.
Fugitive Terrence Murrell, 33, received an additional four months on top of his three years in prison for fleeing Britain to the paradise island of Bali.
He went on the run before being sentenced for dealing in illegal steroids. But instead of keeping a low profile in Indonesia, Murrell taunted the police with constant updates on social media.
Murrell taunted the police by updating his Facebook and Instagram pages with images of him smiling in the sun.
He captioned a picture with friends: ‘The Baddest Men in Bali’.
He also posed for pictures in an infinity pool, working out at a gym, and using his laptop on a four-poster bed.
Many of the snapshots were captioned: ‘Boss life’.
He was eventually returned to the UK after leaving Bali and arriving in Cambodia, where British detectives
But justice has had the last laugh, after he was tracked down after fleeing from Bali to Cambodia.
British police obtained permission to travel to Cambodia and bring him back to the UK to begin his time behind bars.
A court heard that Murrell was a prominent member of a £ 2 million steroid gang that shipped drugs from China to the UK to sell.
He told police that he bought the drugs for himself because “he wanted to look his best as a male model.”
prosecutor Sarah Badrawy said bank accounts showed Murrell had pocketed more than £220,000
But prosecutor Sarah Badrawy said bank accounts showed Murrell had pocketed more than £ 220,000.
Drugs worth nearly £ 2 million had been seized and the gang was thought to have made a profit of £ 1.2 million in two years.
He later admitted to supplying Class C drugs in North Wales via websites, but did not appear for a sentencing hearing at Caernarfon Crown Court.
Murrell was jailed for 37 months in his absence for importing anabolic steroids from Hong Kong and China and selling them across the UK
John Lyons, defending, said: ‘You have been prevaricating your pleas for some time. He was always going to admit wrongdoing, but he kept putting off the bad day. ‘
Murrell, of London, was imprisoned for 37 months in his absence.
Judge Huw Rees said: “He lives in the lap of luxury.”
Judge Rees said Murrell was part of “a very extensive criminal operation” importing the drugs from Hong Kong and China.
He added: “It is well known that anabolic steroids have been widely abused in sport, especially when an increase in muscle mass is required.
“Steroid administration often produces unwanted side effects, mood swings, overconfidence, aggression, loss of libido, and liver toxicity.”
He became known as ‘Mr Potato Chest’ after an online translation tore apart the Welsh words from a police appeal to describe him as ‘potatoes on his chest’, because the Welsh word for potatoes is ‘tatws’.
Murrell appeared back in Caernarfon Crown Court on Thursday via videolink where he was sentenced to an extra four months for absconding
Murrell appeared again at Caernarfon Crown Court Thursday via video link where he was sentenced to an additional four months for escape.
After his arrest, a North Wales police spokesman said: “People believe they can escape justice by leaving the country, but Murrell’s arrest shows that we will hunt down criminals and take the necessary steps to locate them. “