Immediately following his release from a Moroccan prison yesterday, former MMA fighter Lee Murray has been re-arrested after Britain’s legal enforcers requested that Moroccan authorities try Murray in Morocco for his connection to the 2006 robbery.
Murray was promptly arrested again, according to his Moroccan attorney, Abdellah Benlamhidi, who told FanHouse that he expects a trial to start soon.
It was reported yesterday that Murray, who has been tagged as the alleged mastermind behind the largest cash robbery in the planet’s history, was auspiciously released from a Moroccan prison according to ESPN The Magazine.
On February 22, 2006, a group of masked men, one of which was reported as being Murray, held up a London, England security depot and walked away with a staggering $92 million in cash.
Murray immediately fled the country with his share of the loot and headed for Morocco. Nearly a year after the theft, he was arrested on drug charges and sentenced to eight months in a Morroccan slammer.
When U.K. authorities caught wind of Murray’s whereabouts, they instantly requested to have him extradited to their country in order to charge Murray and locate the cheddar.
Murray currently holds an 8-2-1 professional MMA record. In his last fight, he lost a unanimous decision to current UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva in September of 2004.