By Charles Miranda
The awesome story of the way an officer within the maximum echelons of Australian policing was once stuck coordinating a world drug community operation that prolonged from rebels within the Congo to a few of the main feared drug lords within the Netherlands to road gangs in Pakistan and crime figures in Australia's underworld.
He used to be a 'crooked hat', an inclination copper, and he used to be operating with a infamous Dutch crime cartel to flood Australia with thousands of greenbacks' worthy of drugs.
To those that knew him, Mark Standen was once a stand-up man, a best cop who used to be by no means one to mince his phrases. As an assistant director for the NSW Crime fee, he led a few of Australia's so much high-profile legal investigations and, as a 30-year veteran in legislations enforcement, there has been little he did not learn about the underworld. He were aware about each best mystery police operation into organised crime and foreign drug operating in Australia other than one - Operation Octans, which observed him arrested as the...
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The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10 per cent of this book, whichever is the greater, to be photocopied by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that the educational institution (or body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act. au ISBN 978 1 74175 964 8 Set in 11/15 pt Utopia by Post Pre-press Group, Australia Printed in Australia by McPherson’s Printing Group 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Contents Cast of Characters List of Operations and Organisations 1 Out of Africa 2 Rat in the Ranks 3 Enter the Grocer 4 Reservoir Dogs 5 Maurice and Myrtle 6 Getting Closer 7 Rice Man 8 Last Drinks 9 Fallout 10 Behind Bars 11 Trial 12 Twenty-two Years Acknowledgements Cast of Characters European players Louis Aurik Dutch police officer Jan Boersma Dutch investigator/commissioner Rene Asbeek Brusse Dutch builder (codenamed Bob the Builder) Eric the Fatman Belgian drug man ‘Fat Ron’ and Foxtrot (codenames) Hogan associate and codename Foxtrot (codenames) for the leader of the Dutch drug syndicate ‘Hogan’ (alias) British-born criminal; registered informant of the NSW Crime Commission.
Standen is one of the most senior and experienced law enforcers in the country, he keeps telling himself. Mark Standen had served the AFP with distinction, and since working with the NSW Crime Commission has been a highly respected member of the crime-fighting fraternity—entrusted with unearthing international criminals and tracking their syndicates and drug runs, not joining them. Morris orders his three intelligence agents to keep searching the records and either prove or disprove any suspicions.
This is Kershaw’s final investigation in the post, having recently handed over the top posting to another agent, Peter Bodel. The British Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), a high-profile but secretive body overseeing intelligence-led criminal investigations and answering directly to the Home Office, suspected Hogan had rejoined the European underworld. Worse still, he was telling anyone who would listen—including their undercover officers—that he was an informant of ‘Australian police’ and was untouchable.