Ilya Gridneff

Ilya Gridneff is a Crime Reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald.

Crime drops but credit card fraud on the rise

Ilya Gridneff As crime across Australia drops, credit card fraud continued to rise as part of a six-year upward trend, according to the latest Australian Institute of Criminology facts and figures report.

Malonyay detective grilled in Queensland

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Ilya Gridneff Queensland police detained and then questioned a NSW detective who desperately tried to save the prime suspect in the Kate Malonyay murder investigation from jumping to his death from a hotel balcony.

Navy makes big hit with suspected heroin haul worth $100m

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Ilya Gridneff The Australian Navy has made one of its biggest drug seizures at sea, intercepting a ship allegedly carrying half a tonne of heroin worth an estimated $100 million.

$100m heroin haul: Australian Navy intercepts ship


Ilya Gridneff The Australian Navy has made one of its biggest drug seizures at sea, intercepting a ship allegedly carrying half a tonne of heroin worth an estimated $100 million.

Clare: 'There are morons out there shooting each other'

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Ilya Gridneff Speaking at a community gun forum in Western Sydney Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare says new tactics will be introduced to help cut down on gun crime.

Doping report a warning to crime groups

Ilya Gridneff The head of the Australian Crime Commission has revealed its controversial drugs in sport report was more about prevention than reaction, focusing on stopping organised crime groups infiltrating the...

Top crime fighter hits back at critics

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Ilya Gridneff AUSTRALIA'S top crime fighting agency has defended itself against allegations of grandstanding after rocking the nation with an intelligence report exposing organised crime links and drug use in the...

Disaster-hit north braces for worse


Bridie Jabour and Ilya Gridneff Up to 1500 people were feared trapped in Bundaberg last night as the Queensland city's floodwaters were set to reach record levels in the state's mounting flood crisis.

Threat still 'large and dangerous'

Aerial picture shows smoke billowing from an out-of-control fire raging towards the Siding Spring Observatory (centre), a remote global research facility in the Warrumbungle ranges about 500km north-west of Sydney.

Ilya Gridneff and Emma Macdonald The worst bushfires in NSW for more than a decade have ripped through the state's north-west, taking 33 homes and destroying 40,000 hectares of land.

Bikie gangs blaze foreign trails


Rachel Olding, Ilya Gridneff Australian bikie gangs are aggressively expanding overseas and creating havoc for international authorities who fear violent inter-group conflicts and a boost in drug and arms trafficking.

Video shows hostage still alive

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Deborah Snow and Ilya Gridneff The release of fresh video footage showing Australian hostage Warren Rodwell alive a year after his kidnapping in the southern Philippines gives some hope that a deal might be struck for his release,...

Taskforce targets children 'shoppers'

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Dan Oakes, Ilya Gridneff Australian paedophiles are ''ordering'' south-east Asian children for abuse on webcams, specifying age, gender and acts they want performed, police have revealed.

Mountainous task but big rewards to be found


Ilya Gridneff Most shocking for Detective Sergeant Shannon Spargo when he started working in the Child Abuse Squad was learning of the massive amount of mistreatment across all strata of society.

We aren't criminals, says bikie boss

Ilya Gridneff The president of the Rebels motorcycle club has rejected police claims the organisation is a front for criminal activity, claiming their only offences are minor traffic infringements.

Honour for service on home front

Ilya Gridneff IT WAS around a kitchen table, not the cabinet table, that the federal government's latest move to honour the sacrifices of Australia's military families was dreamed up.

Defence families recognised with pin

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Ilya Gridneff Prime Minister Julia Gillard acknowledges the emotional toll on defence families with a commemorative pin.

Australian accused over gun smuggling

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Ilya Gridneff AN AUSTRALIAN expatriate based in Papua New Guinea will face a Melbourne court for alleged involvement in a gun-smuggling racket in the Pacific.

The battle for Sydney

Muslim protest against American Movie.

Ilya Gridneff, Stephanie Anderson POLICE have fought running battles across Sydney's CBD with violent protesters angered by an anti-Islam film that has outraged the Muslim world.

Islamic protests hit home

New South Wales police clash with demonstrators in central Sydney.

Ilya Gridneff, Goya Dmytryshchak Islamic leaders last night joined Australian political figures in condemning the violent clashes involving hundreds of protesters that raged across central Sydney yesterday, leaving six police and...

Odd couple, good cause

Neuro surgeon Dr Charles Teo

Ilya Gridneff One is a famous Sydney character who saves lives, the other a Melburnian infamous for doing the opposite.