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‘Krokodil’ Coming to Australia

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The terrifying flesh-eating drug ‘krokodil’ looks set to enter the Sydney market. NSW Police have issued warnings over its dangers, following the ravaging effects of the drug on users in Russia and the US (see images here). What is Krokodil?...

Sydney Grandmother Faces Execution

by Ugur Nedim
Mrs Nguyen Thi Huong looked anguished as the court in Ho Chi Minh City read its verdict recently. The 73-year-old Vietnamese-Australian woman has been sentenced to death for heroin trafficking. It sounds implausible … incongruous, but Vietnamese community leaders in...

Murder of Criminal Lawyer: Is the Mob Responsible?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The murder of a prominent criminal lawyer in Melbourne’ed down outside his Brunswick gelato shop last week, police reporting that a senior mafia figure was responsible for the ‘targetes inner north has raised concerns over the power of the Calabrian...

World’s Most Notorious Drug Lords

by Ugur Nedim
They run the lucrative black market; shipping thousands of kilograms of drugs across the world and making billions in the process. But a drug kingpin’s life if filled with fear and paranoia – with sophisticated operations and infighting to control,...

Customs Officer Sent to Prison for Drug Charges

by Ugur Nedim
We have previously written about corruption and collusion of Australian Customs Officers, now known as Border Force Officers. One such case has recently been finalised in the NSW District Court, with a jury finding former Customs Officer Phillip Cranney guilty...

He Made Me Do It! Duress in Criminal Cases

by Ugur Nedim
In the case of one Lithuanian man, A. T., the defendant was picked up in Australia after an alleged drug importation. In 2007, he booked a storage unit under a false name, and was also the consignee of a sculpture...

Is the AFP Partly Responsible For the Deaths of Chan and Sukamaran?

by Ugur Nedim
Australians were outraged by the execution of ‘Bali Nine’ members Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia on 29 April this year. Many were equally appalled that their deaths might have been avoided if the Australian Federal Police (AFP) had...

Corruption and Collusion in the Customs Service

by Ugur Nedim
Customs officers are entrusted with the important task of keeping our borders safe from undesirable people and potentially harmful or illegal substances and goods. The Department of Customs and Border Protection prides itself on the professionalism of its staff, and...

Countdown to Execution – Should Chan and Sukumaran be Saved?

by Ugur Nedim
The two Australians convicted of drug trafficking ten years ago now face imminent execution in Indonesia. Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran made the 700km journey to the execution island, where it is expected that their execution by firing squad...

Mastermind Behind Silk Road Convicted on All Charges

by Ugur Nedim
American web developer Ross Ulbricht was this week convicted on seven Federal charges, including trafficking drugs on the internet, computer hacking and money laundering. Following a three-week long trial, a jury found that the 30-year-old had planned, created and run...
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