Smack Express

Smack Express

How Organised Crime Got Hooked on Drugs

eBook - 2009
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"In 1980, Al McCoy wrote one of the most influential books on organised crime in this part of the world 'Drug traffic: narcotics an organised crime in Australia'. Smack Express is the book on organised crime for this generation. Clive Small & Tom Gilling take us back to the very beginning of this extraordinary story - to heroin importation by the Moylan Syndicate in the 70s (Michael Moylan had made his money from illegal casinos; he was protected by ex policeman Murray Riley and worked closely with Snapper Cornwell, who became a key figure in his own right) and Robert Trimbole's dominance of the cannabis trade. But their story quickly moves forward to recent times: to the gang wars of the 80s; to the rise of Cabramatta as the heroin capital of the nation; to Neddy and Stan 'the man' Smith; to the Balmain Gang, the Coogee Mob and the East Coast Milieu; to Michael Hurley (who recently died, leaving his loyal lieutenant, the exfootballer Les Mara, to face the courts), Roger Rogerson and Danny Karam; and finally to the Telopea Street Gang and the Lebanese Connection. Here is a book that authoritatively and meticulously fits all the pieces of this puzzle together to create one big fascinating picture of the drug industry in Australia."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009
ISBN: 9781741769425
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 262 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Gilling, Tom


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