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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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TAINTED PROPERTY CAN SAVE LIVES – Monday April 8 2013

– Most of us are probably unaware of the term “tainted property”, but it is a beautiful phrase from an unlikely source. It emerged from the beige back rooms of the law in which there are men and women who … 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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OFFICER KEEPS JOB AFTER ROMANCING BIKIE BOSS – Thursday March 28 2013

– A policewoman who secretly dated a Hells Angels enforcer while he was on bail for a violent crime and a sergeant who maintained close ties to a criminal bikie boss for more than a decade both avoided dismissal in … Continue reading

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FRIENDS IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES – Wednesday March 27 2013

– Striding past the glistening rows of duty-free liquor, watches and perfume, the two international travellers moved like men who could fight. Richard “Gelly” Gelemanovic had broad shoulders and a confident gait, while his companion, convicted heroin trafficker Amad “Jay” … Continue reading

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BIKIES INFILTRATE POLICE – Wednesday March 27 2013

– Victoria Police has been infiltrated by two of Australia’s leading outlaw bikies – Comanchero president and convicted drug trafficker Amad Malkoun and Toby Mitchell, the Bandidos boss at the centre of the state’s bikie war. The long-standing cultivation of … Continue reading

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SWOOP REVEALS ASIAN LINKS TO MELBOURNE UNDERWORLD – Saturday March 23 2013

– An Asian organised crime boss arrested in a major police state and federal operation is suspected of engaging in drug trafficking and money laundering with Melbourne’s most prominent Calabrian crime figures. Police swooped on the Melbourne-based international crime syndicate … Continue reading

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ATM CARD SKIMMER JAILED – Thursday February 21 2013

– A heroin addict who masterminded one of Victoria’s first ATM card-skimming operations has been jailed for three years. Adam Weishaupt, who was likened by his lawyer to the title character of the film Rain Man for his numerical ability, … Continue reading

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ILLEGAL DRUGS FLOOD IN – Sunday December 2 2012

– The high Aussie dollar is attracting drug traffickers and offshore organised crime syndicates on a scale never seen before. Customs officers are seizing a record average of 374 packages of illicit drugs a week in the mail and the … Continue reading

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DRUG LABS SMASHED – Sunday October 28 2012

– Police have uncovered Victoria’s biggest drug lab after smashing an international trafficking ring. Cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and cannabis were found and methamphetamine worth tens of millions of dollars was being manufactured in two homes in Sunshine West. Seven men … Continue reading

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