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CROOKS PLAYING FOR HIGH STAKES IN THE BADLANDS OF CYBERSPACE – June 1 2013

– When 32-year-old Paul Howard was looking to pay for a shipment of cocaine and MDMA powder, the Victorian came up with a very 21st century solution to the age-old criminal’s dilemma of how to cover your tracks. He used … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S HIGGS IN THE CAN – Wednesday May 1 2013

– It was supposed to be a straightforward armed robbery when John William Samuel Higgs and his three mates bailed up a West Meadows chicken farmer called Vincent Dugan. The gang surprised the farmer outside his home around 9:50pm on … Continue reading

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POLICE CHARGED IN BIKIE PROBES – Tuesday April 23 2013

– Two police officers are facing an array of charges, including drug, weapons and misconduct offences, after separate Victoria Police investigations aimed at outlaw motorcycle clubs. Senior Constable David Branov, an officer of seven years’ experience, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates … Continue reading

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HIGH DOLLAR ATTRACTS DRUG LORDS TO AUSTRALIA – Monday April 22 2013

– Six crime bosses operating in Australia have each amassed $100 million in unexplained wealth during the past two years as Mexican and South American drug cartels chase the high Australian dollar. In an exclusive interview, Australian Federal Police Commissioner … Continue reading

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DRUG RAID NETS SIX, INCLUDING EX-ROO – Thursday April 18 2013

– A former North Melbourne footballer is one of six people arrested in drug raids by a joint taskforce including Victoria Police, Customs and Australian Federal Police. The Trident Taskforce arrested them and seized cocaine, steroids, human growth hormones, cash … Continue reading

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HANG OUT WITH DOGS, BE HOUNDED BY FLEAS – Saturday March 30 2013

– It was an office Christmas party like many others. Too much grog led a middle manager to try to prove he was still one of the nosy, and so he led the charge to one of Melbourne’s well-known strip … Continue reading

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MEET MR BIG…MUSCLES, TATTS AND BIKIE MATES – Thursday March 28 2013

– Gym owner Tony Doherty is a man who doesn’t discriminate. Much like the courts, his gyms are among the few places where elite sportspeople rub shoulders with underworld figures, policemen – even judges. Sometimes they are scenes of drama. … Continue reading

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BIKIE RANKS SOAR – Sunday March 24 2013

– Victoria’s outlaw bikie numbers are exploding as gangs turn to prisons to recruit new members and the threat of an all-out war looms. It can be revealed that there are now 1200 fully patched outlaw bikies within the state, … Continue reading

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CASH-LADEN DRUG FLIGHTS – Tuesday February 12 2013

– A feared Mexican crime gang has been using private jets to fly tonnes of cocaine into Australia. US authorities say the same aircraft then shipped millions of dollars back to a drug lord working for the Sinaloa cartel. Pilots … Continue reading

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BIKIE GANG LINK TO STARS – Tuesday February 12 2013

– The AFL has revealed serious concerns about players associating with outlaw bikie gangs. AFL boss Andrew Demetriou said last night all clubs had been warned of growing links between footballers and organised crime groups, namely bikies, who dealt in … Continue reading

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