Smack Express

Smack Express : How Organised Crime Got Hooked on Drugs

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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 26mm | 399.16g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1741756367
  • 9781741756364
  • 241,326

About Tom Gilling

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.

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Table of contents

Contents..Preface 00..Acknowledgements..About the Authors 00..Cast of Characters 00..1. Bob Trimbole:..The 'ndrangheta and the Mr Asia gang 00..2. The Big Three of Organised Crime:..Lennie McPherson, George Freeman and Stan the Man' Smith 00..3. Murray Riley:..The gentleman gangster 00..4. Snapper' Cornwell:..A big fish in a big pond 00..5. Chris Flannery:..Mr Rent-a-Kill' 00..6. The 1980s Sydney Gang War:.. We only kill each other ...' 00..7. Neddy' Smith:..A life of crime and doing time 00..8. Stan the Man' Smith and Lawrence McLean:..Mates to the end 00..9. Mikel' Hurley:..From Balmain Boy to head honcho 00..10. The Coogee Mob..The head honcho's new gang 00..11. Cabramatta:..Rise and fall of a heroin capital 00..Afterword 00..What Happened To ...? 00..Bibliography 00..Index 00

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