Tag Archives: drug manufacturing

FORGOTTEN CASUALTY OF THE GANGLAND WAR – Monday June 24 2013

– It was the forgotten murder of Victoria’s underworld killings, a small-time Queensland drug criminal who was found dumped on Melbourne’s western fringe in November 2001. Among the thieves and drug dealers of the underworld, Wayne Boyd’s execution was known … Continue reading

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ONE WOMAN’S BIKIE BATTLE – Friday May 24 2013

– While Taskforce Eagle investigators are in the Goulburn Valley checking which locals ripped their “bugs” out of a police station, they might like a chat with an angry local resident. In November she complained about the bikie next door … Continue reading

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HILLSIDE MAN IN COURT ON DRUGS CHARGES – Monday May 6 2013

– A man will face court this morning after a police investigation into the manufacture of illicit drugs. The Clandestine Laboratory Squad raided a home in Hillside, in Melbourne’s north-west, at 9am yesterday. Scott Hamilton, from Hillside,maws arrested at The … 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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PEASANT WORKERS IMPORTED TO GROW DOPE – Sunday April 14 2013

– Vietnamese crime gangs are bringing peasants from Asia to operate high tech cannabis “grow houses” in suburban Melbourne in a burgeoning drug racket. Victoria Police figures released to the ‘Sunday Herald Sun’ reveal almost 50% of people charged with … Continue reading

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PERILS OF FIRE IN DRUG LABS – Wednesday April 10 2013

– Booby traps, ad hoc power sources and hazardous chemicals are just some of the dangers firefighters face when battling fires in drug labs. Fires at hydroponic drug houses pose a danger to firefighters because power is often stolen or … Continue reading

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TWO HELD OVER DRUGS – Saturday April 6 2013

– A man with links to outlaw bikie gangs was arrested when police allegedly uncovered an illicit drug lab in a house with two children. Detectives arrested a 30-year-old man from New Zealand, believed to have links to outlaw motorcycle … Continue reading

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COPPER WHO SAVED CARL – Tuesday March 5 2013

– Former detective Paul Dale supplied late underworld killer Carl Williams with information and tipped him off about police surveillance on a drug lab, it has been alleged in court. A former criminal associate of Williams, referred to as only … Continue reading

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DRUGS TSAR MOKBEL OWES $4M – Friday September 28 2012

– Convicted drug boss Tony Mokbel has been ordered to pay the state more than $4 million under proceeds-of-crime legislation. But considering he will be in jail for many years to come, and claims to have no money to his … Continue reading

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FAMILY BUSINESS RUN FROM SHED – Monday December 12 2011

– Nursing an air pistol as he sit in front of a makeshift drug lab, it seemed like happy days for this methyl-amphetamine “bad boy”. Working from a backyard shed at his south-east suburban property, he was a key player … Continue reading

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