Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

Adrian Franze jailed for 17 years over drug importation

Courts generic

Dan Oakes A Melbourne property developer and bar owner who attempted to possess 14 kilograms of cocaine and 133 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of $14 million has been sentenced to 17 years in...

How the West was lost

Harbi Buku Khamis

Dan Oakes With no hope of a job, young African migrants in the western suburbs are turning to alcohol and drugs.

Assault and robbery: the dark side of the city

Operation North Bank

Dan Oakes Curious families and drunken punters stare at the lanky young man as he sits handcuffed on a bench outside Crown Casino.

Police extend crackdown on city's gang robberies

Crime hot spot: Gangs of young men and women are targeting people on the northern side of the Yarra River.

Dan Oakes A trial operation targeting violent gang robberies in Melbourne's central business district and western suburbs will be rolled out indefinitely, senior police have said.