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Sally Rawsthorne is a Crime Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Things like that don't happen in Mosman': Tip-off leads police to 'elaborate' hydro house

'Things like that don't happen in Mosman': Tip-off leads police to 'elaborate' hydro house

Police allegedly found 300 mature cannabis plants in a Mosman home on Wednesday

  • by Sally Rawsthorne

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Woman faces Sydney court over alleged Pinochet-era kidnappings

Woman faces Sydney court over alleged Pinochet-era kidnappings

Adriana Rivas, in her 60s, was arrested by Australian authorities on Tuesday and now faces the prospect of extradition to her homeland.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Police advised not to charge man over home invader's death
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Police advised not to charge man over home invader's death

Brad Soper, 34, died on Sunday morning following what police called a "physical confrontation" with Francois Schwartz.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
'An increasing threat': deadly Mexican cartels moving on Australia
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'An increasing threat': deadly Mexican cartels moving on Australia

More than 1.8 tonnes of ice from the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels destined for Australia was seized in 2018 – six times the amount seized in 2016.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Maserati-driving 25-year-old arrested in alleged $17m dark web drug bust
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Maserati-driving 25-year-old arrested in alleged $17m dark web drug bust

Cody Ward, accused of selling illicit and prescription drugs on the dark web, allegedly gave free samples of cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy to his thousands of customers.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Man charged with murdering girlfriend's six-month-old son

Man charged with murdering girlfriend's six-month-old son

Jie William Smith allegedly dropped the baby and a post-mortem examination showed the boy died as a result of a head injury.

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Manly's Hotel Steyne could reap $70m for pub consortium

Manly's Hotel Steyne could reap $70m for pub consortium

A consortium of some of the biggest names in property are looking to reap up to $70 million from the sale of the well-known Hotel Steyne in Manly.

  • by Carolyn Cummins and Sally Rawsthorne
Two Sydney men charged over Australia and America's biggest-ever ice bust

Two Sydney men charged over Australia and America's biggest-ever ice bust

Law enforcement officials say that the bust links the local drug supply syndicates run by bikies to Mexico's fearsome drug cartels

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Record $1.3bn Mexican drug haul averts 'tsunami of ice' entering Australia
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Record $1.3bn Mexican drug haul averts 'tsunami of ice' entering Australia

Australian authorities have helped seize about $1.3 billion worth of methamphetamine in the US bound for Australia, the largest-ever haul of the drug in either country.

  • by Paul Sakkal, Adam Cooper and Sally Rawsthorne
'Police and lawyers talk often': force denies use of criminal solicitors as informants

'Police and lawyers talk often': force denies use of criminal solicitors as informants

NSW Police have been forced to conduct an audit of almost two decades' worth of human source records in the wake of shocking revelations in Victoria. 

  • by Sally Rawsthorne, Lucy Cormack and Michaela Whitbourn
High school teacher charged with indecently assaulting students

High school teacher charged with indecently assaulting students

A former high school legal studies teacher has been charged with assault and aggravated indecent assault of four female students.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne