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Busted : the inside story of the world's biggest ecstasy haul and how the Australian Calabrian Mafia nearly got away with it / Keith Moor ; foreword by Mick Keelty
Bib ID 7288898
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, online resource]
Author
Moor, Keith, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description [Melbourne, Victoria] : Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2016 
©2016 
1 online resource : colour illustrations, colour portraits. 
ISBN 1760141941 (EPUB : :)
9781760141943 (EPUB : :)
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text file : EPUB : 10.13MB 

Summary

Bestselling writer and organised-crime expert Keith Moor takes us behind the headlines of the world's biggest seizure of ecstasy to expose a sophisticated mafia network in Australia. In 2007, Melbourne customs officials intercepted 15 million ecstasy tablets hidden in 3000 tomato tins arriving from Naples, Italy - the largest haul of ecstasy in the world. The seized pills had a street value of $440 million. After getting a lucky break from the actions of a diligent customs officer, the Australian Federal Police swooped on the traffickers. As they brought in the suspects, the powerful Calabrian mafia was exposed as being at the heart of it all. Drawing on years of research and never-before-revealed detail, Busted details this extraordinary case - one of the largest AFP operations ever - and how it fits into the murky history of Australian organised crime. From the Walkley Award-winning author of Crims in Grass Castles, this is a fascinating and powerful account of one of the biggest crimes, and many of the worst criminals, our society has seen.

Notes

"Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books"

Contains biographical information.

Imprint: e-penguin.

Subjects Drug traffic -- Australia.  |  Drug traffic -- Investigation -- Australia.  |  Ecstasy (Drug) -- Australia.  |  Organized crime -- Australia.  |  Mafia -- Australia.  |  Drug abuse and crime -- Australia.  |  Drugs trade / drug trafficking.  |  True crime.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Keelty, Mick, 1954-, writer of foreword

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