Tag Archives: Andrew Veniamin

The Guy Who Chases Crooks: Inside The Victoria Police Purana Taskforce

March 11, 2016 It was 20 years ago when a young homicide detective learned a bitter lesson about gangsters, murders and the consequences of cutting corners. Which is you can never go off half-cocked at a cocky crook, particularly one … Continue reading

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CAR LINKED TO GANGLAND MURDER – Wednesday July 17 2013

– A convicted armed robber, who police believe was shot dead in April 2004, has been linked to the gangland murder of Graham The Munster Kinniburgh, who was gunned down four months earlier. Terrence Leigh Blewitt, a former boxer and … Continue reading

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BIKIE BOSS AND HIS GUN RUNNING MATES – Wednesday July 3 2013

– Bikie boss Amad “Jay” Malkoun, who served more than a decade in jail for heroin trafficking, has alleged links with a gang of arms traders. A Herald Sun investigation has uncovered alleged connections between Comanchero boss Malkoun and a … Continue reading

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DETECTIVE STOPPED MOBSTERS IN THEIR TRACKS – Monday June 10 2013

SUPERINTENDENT ANDREW ALLEN, AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL – For the head of the Homicide Squad it could well have been a poisoned chalice – to start a taskforce into Melbourne’s gangland war when the smart money suggested police were doomed to … Continue reading

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MYSTERIES OF MAD RICHARD’S MURDER – Saturday May 11 2013

– When Thomas Jefferson said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” he was talking out of his three-pointed hat. What is actually self-evident is that men are not created equal. Compare and contrast … Continue reading

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BOTTOM FEEDERS: A TALE OF TWO TONIES – Saturday April 27 2013

– Elite units often adopt animal mascots such as tigers, bulldogs or even Tassie devils to illustrate their fighting spirit. So it remains a mystery why the Purana Ganglands Taskforce concluded the most appropriate creature to represent it was a … Continue reading

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