Tag Archives: South America

COCAINE YACHTS SAILING THE HIGH SEAS

Friday September 6 2013 – By the time the crippled yacht ran aground on a lonely Tongan atoll, the body on board was so badly decomposed the local police wondered if it would ever be identified. But that wasn’t the … Continue reading

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POLICE INVESTIGATE AUSTRALIAN INVOLVEMENT IN $370 MILLION DRUG BUST

Saturday August 24 2013 – Federal police are investigating if any Australians were connected to the second largest shipment of cocaine bound for our shores and seized in Vanuatu this week. It was revealed yesterday the Australian Federal Police, along … Continue reading

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POLICE SEEK INTERVIEW – Thursday July 11 2013

– Detectives want to interview star Collingwood player Harry O’Brien over his revelations he can identify the killer who shot dead a man in South America. O’Brien has said he had fears for his life after he witnessed the shooting … Continue reading

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DRUG KING DEPORTED – Monday July 8 2013

– A drug trafficker believed to be the biggest cocaine smuggler in the world has been deported to Italy from Colombia after being arrested in a Bogota shopping mall with fake Venezuelan papers. Referred to by Colombian authorities as the … Continue reading

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“WE WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME” – Sunday June 23 2013

– Six young Australians are about to be placed on Interpol’s most-wanted list as diplomatic tension mounts over a formal demand that they return to Peru and stand trial for murder. Melbourne trio Hugh and Tom Hanlon and Jessica Vo … Continue reading

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MERCHANT OF DEATH’S CRONY SENT BACK TO FACE US JUSTICE – Sunday May 26 2013

– A man accused of being the financial brains behind convicted international arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited from Australia to the United States. Syrian-born Richard Chichakli, 53, had been living in Melbourne under an alias and working as … Continue reading

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83,000 KM, SIX CONTINENTS AND NOW A LIFE OF NO REGRET – Monday February 25 2013

– When people reach retirement age, it’s common to vow “to see the world” – and end up going to Noosa. Publicist Shirley Hardy-Rix and former head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad Brian Rix spent 16 months riding a … 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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GHOST SHIP OF COCAINE – Saturday November 17 2012

– An Australian-bound yacht has been found marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean carrying more than $110 million  worth of cocaine and a badly decomposed body. Acting on a tip-off from a US drug agency, the Australian Federal … Continue reading

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