Tag Archives: proceeds of crime

SEX CHARGES: BAIL HEARING ADJOURNED – Saturday July 6 2013

– Every Friday, an organised crime syndicate that provided sex workers illegally for Melbourne brothels held a business meeting, police allege. This week, the alleged members of the group met in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, where they faced charges laid … Continue reading

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SEX TALLY AT BROTHELS – Saturday July 6 2013

– The alleged head of a syndicate accused of recruiting women from Southeast Asia to work in four Melbourne brothels set performance targets for the women while she lived an extravagant lifestyle, Melbourne Magistrates Court has heard. Mae Ja Kim, … Continue reading

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POLICE ARREST ‘BROTHEL SYNDICATE’ MEMBERS IN RAIDS ACROSS CITY – Wednesday July 3 2013

– Members of a syndicate alleged to be illegally managing more than 100 sex workers at brothels across Melbourne have been arrested in raids by federal and Victoria Police. Police swooped on addresses across the city on Tuesday, arresting five … Continue reading

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SHOCKED WALKER DISCOVERS UP TO $25,000 ‘DRUGS CASH’ IN BAG – Saturday June 29 2013

– Honesty is always the best policy – and it could be a stunned walker strolling to an easy windfall of up to $25,000 in three months. The man was in Rieschiecks Reserve in Doncaster East on June 17th when … Continue reading

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RECORD CASH HAUL CHARGES – Sunday June 9 2013

– A man targeted in a police raid that seized a record hail of cash and drugs has been committed to stand trial. David Ilic, 42, was arrested after police during Operation Showroom raided a Port Melbourne Kennards storage facility … 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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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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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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LOAN FRAUD LINKED TO DRUG HOUSES – Monday April 1 2013

– A rogue home loan broker obtained more than $17 million of fraudulent loans for clients, some of whom used the money to buy marijuana grow houses, police allege. Investigations are continuing into Kieu Thi Thanh Huynh, who has approved … 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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