Report: Adviser to eccentric Australian politician detained in connection with kidnapping plot

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Australian media are reporting that the media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been detained in relation to an alleged kidnapping.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that Andrew Crook was detained as part of an investigation into the alleged kidnapping of a National Australia Bank executive in Indonesiaia.

Queensland state police confirmed only that two men were arrested Friday on charges stemming from "an elaborate scheme which police will allege was planned partly in Queensland with key elements executed in Singapore and Indonesia before returning to Queensland where the offences were committed."

Police declined to release additional details ahead of a press conference planned later Friday. Palmer's office also declined comment.