How Organised Crime Got Hooked on Drugs
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|Format:||Paperback, 288 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 March 2009|
Organised crime in Australia is a multi-billion-dollar business. Illegal drugs are its lifeblood; secrecy and extreme violence its hallmarks. Smack Express takes us into this hidden world and unravels the criminal connections that are at the heart of the Australian drug trade. It names godfathers and gang leaders, big-time traffickers and hired killers, informants, money launderers, politicians and corrupt police. It reveals how the Calabrian Mafia and other crime syndicates in Europe, Asia and the Americas have turned Australia into a nexus for international organised crime. Using a wealth of material, from personal interviews to police wire taps, the authors fit together the pieces of this frightening and fascinating puzzle.
Table of Contents
ContentsPreface 00AcknowledgementsAbout the Authors 00Cast of Characters 001. Bob Trimbole:The 'ndrangheta and the Mr Asia gang 002. The Big Three of Organised Crime:Lennie McPherson, George Freeman and Stan the Man' Smith 003. Murray Riley:The gentleman gangster 004. Snapper' Cornwell:A big fish in a big pond 005. Chris Flannery:Mr Rent-a-Kill' 006. The 1980s Sydney Gang War:We only kill each other ...' 007. Neddy' Smith:A life of crime and doing time 008. Stan the Man' Smith and Lawrence McLean:Mates to the end 009. Mikel' Hurley:From Balmain Boy to head honcho 0010. The Coogee MobThe head honcho's new gang 0011. Cabramatta:Rise and fall of a heroin capital 00Afterword 00What Happened To ...? 00Bibliography 00Index 00
About the Author
Now retired, Clive Small was one of NSW's most successful detectives and an Assistant Commissioner of Police before becoming ICAC's chief investigator. Tom Gilling's acclaimed novels include The Sooterkin, Miles McGinty and Dreamland. He co-wrote The Bagman: Final Confessions of Jack Herbert.
|Publisher: ||Allen & Unwin|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.40 kg)|