Tag Archives: Vietnam

THE END OF THE ROAD FOR A DRUG PROPERTIES’ MANAGER

Sunday September 15 2013 – Van Hung Nguyen arrived from Vietnam in 2002 for an agricultural show in Brisbane he didn’t attend, then disappeared for nine years until he resurfaced to apply for a new business visa. By April last … Continue reading

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CUSTOMS OFFICERS’ LINKS TO BIKIES – Saturday June 22 2013

– Corruption “denial” in Australia’s customs service enabled crooked officers to exploit security gaps and turn a steroid importing ring into an international drug trafficking business. That is the key finding of Australia’s top graft investigator, Philip Moss, who also … Continue reading

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PACKING FRENZY AS DIGGERS PREPARE FOR HOME – Monday May 6 2013

– A dusty yard on Kandahar Airfield base in Afghanistan’s south is cluttered with the detritus of a long war: A couple of crates of used military boots awaiting shredding sit by rolls of never-used barrier material, to be sold … 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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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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$28 MILLION DRUGS BUST – Saturday March 23 2013

– A major international crime syndicate has been smashed, with police seizing drugs valued at $28 million and arresting 27 people. The joint operation between Victoria and Australian Federal Police – codenamed Volante – netted 42 kilograms of the drug … Continue reading

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NEW CHARGES IN BANKNOTE BRIBERY CASE – Friday March 15 2013

– Federal police have charged a ninth former Reserve Bank of Australia banknote executive with foreign bribery offences. The Melbourne Magistrates Court was told on Thursday that former Note Printing Australia sales manager Steven Wong, 57, has been charged with … Continue reading

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DPP WARNS OF TOUGHER LINE ON CROP HOUSES – Tuesday March 12 2013

– Victoria’s director of Public Prosecutions has declared his intention to act severely against the organisers of large-scale, syndicate-based marijuana crop houses. DPP John Champion, SC, has signalled the tougher stand by uplifting a case against a senior syndicate member … Continue reading

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AIRPORT SCANDAL WIDENS – Wednesday February 13 2013

– Customs staff allegedly conspired with a baggage handler at Australia’s busiest airport to remove suitcases packed with drugs from the rear of planes and bypass official checks. The Sydney Airport scandal embroiling border protection authorities escalated yesterday, as five … Continue reading

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FIVE ARRESTED OVER AIRPORT SMUGGLING CELL – Wednesday February 13 2013

– Employees of Australia’s biggest airport baggage and cargo contractor have allegedly been working with a cell of corrupt customs officers to smuggle millions of dollars worth of drugs through Sydney Airport. David Harb, a former Sydney Airport baggage handler … Continue reading

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