Schoolies coward puncher to be deported
SMILING Schoolies coward puncher Caleb Maraku has reportedly been arrested by the Australian Border Force and will be deported back to New Zealand.
Maraku, 19, made headlines across the globe last month when he laughed and filmed himself with the media as he left Southport Magistrates Court after being sentenced for a sickening coward punch.
Maraku pleaded guilty to the shocking Surfers Paradise Schoolies attack and received 12 months probation for the punch, which was caught on camera by a passer-by.
The teen laughed while taking selfies as he walked free from Southport Magistrate's Court for decking Taliesin O'Meara in a three-on-one street fight.
But nearly 50,000 people signed a petition calling for him to be deported from Australia.
"We the community seek to see the deportation of Caleb Maraku as his actions have caused more harm than good in the State of Queensland, Australia," the petition read.
"He not only had cowardly punched an unsuspecting teen in an unprovoked attack but had also disregarded the fact that he was already suspended from Surfers Paradise when the attack took place."
Maraku was today reportedly arrested by Australian Border Force officials and will be deported back to New Zealand.
Yesterday the Gold Coast Bulletin revealed Maraku was not on the banned list in Surfers Paradise, despite the shocking attack.
Today his co-accused Frankie Roman Jeretic, 21, was fined $3000 for his part in the attack.