Monthly Archives: August 2014

WHEN MURDER TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN

Saturday August 31 2013 – Rod Wilson was a promising left-arm medium pacer and up-and-coming AFL footballer too honest for his own good. Advertisements

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FIVE PEOPLE SMUGGLERS ARRESTED BY AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Friday August 30 2013 – Australia’s largest people smuggling strike force yesterday arrested and charged five kingpin smugglers in a major police operation. Federal police officers swooped on three Aghfanis, aged 33, 34 and 40, a Pakistani, 36, and an … Continue reading

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CRYSTAL METH PLAGUE KILLING AT HORRIFYING RATES

Friday August 30 2013 – A surge in vicious attacks, including killings, linked to the drug ice has alarmed Victoria’s police and judiciary. In at least 12 murders committed or tried by courts over the past two years, crystal methamphetamine … Continue reading

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DETECTIVES HUNT SEX SHOP ROBBERS

Friday August 30 2013 – Police have released unsettling footage of a woman being held at gunpoint during a robbery at adult shop Sexyland. The shop, on the Hume Highway, Cambellfield, was robbed about 10:30pm on Friday. Detectives are hoping … Continue reading

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FIVE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED PEOPLE SMUGGLING

Friday August 30 2013 – Australian Federal Police have arrested five foreign nationals accused of being “key players” in offshore people-smuggling syndicates, in raids across four states. AFP Assistant Commissioner Steve Lancaster said three men had been arrested in Australian … Continue reading

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AFP FUNDING BECOMING AN ISSUE

Friday August 30 2013 – The Australian Federal Police has no operational power in Indonesia, but when people smugglers are busted by Indonesian police, Australian manpower and money are often playing a role in the background. Head of the AFP … Continue reading

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SHOOTING DEATH CHARGE

Thursday August 29 2013 – A 22-year-old Werribee man was charged last night over the shooting death of a man in Hoppers Crossing last week. Homicide detectives last night charged Harley Munt with manslaughter. Mr Munt was driven to the … Continue reading

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DRIVING CHARGES

Thursday August 29 2013 – A young man has been charged after a 70-year-old Longwarry man died in a car crash last month. Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives charged 23-year-old Hayden Ball, from Cranbourne, following the fatal collision on July … Continue reading

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BURGLAR ARRESTED FOR SILVER THEFTS

Wednesday August 28 2013 – Even before a thief carefully removed a window pane from a mansion here one rainy June night and slipped away with a 1734 silver mug that had belonged to King George II, it was clear … Continue reading

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WATERGATE GARAGE TO BE DESTROYED

Wednesday August 28 2013 – The garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward learnt about the Watergate Scandal from the informant “Deep Throat” may be demolished for a real estate project. The garage, in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, … Continue reading

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