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High Court quashes retrial bid by mafia boss
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High Court quashes retrial bid by mafia boss

Mafia boss Rocco Arico has lost a last-ditch bid for freedom after the High Court refused an application seeking retrial on his convictions for drug trafficking, extortion and weapons offences.

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston

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Smuggler's drug haul lost at sea, court hears
Organised crime

Smuggler's drug haul lost at sea, court hears

A judge has heard drug smuggler and health-food cafe owner Koder Jomaa tried a novel way of importing contraband.

  • by Angus Thompson
Accounting firm linked to murder plotters, victim's brother claims
Organised crime

Accounting firm linked to murder plotters, victim's brother claims

The brother of slain standover man Joe Antoun claims a Sydney accounting firm is linked to those behind the murder.

  • by Angus Thompson
Raids on Byford home spark string of gun, drug charges as Perth bikie wars ramp up
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Raids on Byford home spark string of gun, drug charges as Perth bikie wars ramp up

WA's gang squad unearthed guns, cocaine and stolen goods and two men face a string of charges after a raid on a Byford home, as the feud between rivalling outlaw motorcycle gangs in Perth heats up.

  • by staff writers
Canberra clan accused of dodgy cash and tax dealings
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Canberra clan accused of dodgy cash and tax dealings

Isaac Struss told a Federal Court examination he was a simple carpenter who sold his construction business to his aunt due to stress. However, corporate records show that exactly one month later she was declared bankrupt

  • by Kate McClymont
Man charged over execution-style shooting in quiet Sydney street
Organised crime

Man charged over execution-style shooting in quiet Sydney street

Neighbours heard three gunshots ring out before they found the body of Robert Tran in the Cabramatta cul-de-sac.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
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Ex-Rebels charged with fatal shooting of bikie Michael Davey
Bikie gangs

Ex-Rebels charged with fatal shooting of bikie Michael Davey

Abuzar "Abs" Sultani and Siar Munshizada were both arrested inside prisons and charged over the 2016 fatal shooting.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Mick Hawi allegedly killed to make construction industry debt go away
Organised crime

Mick Hawi allegedly killed to make construction industry debt go away

Owing the former Comancheros boss hundreds of thousands of dollars, a construction industry figure instead allegedly paid $40,000 to make his problem go away

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
Alleged senior Gold Coast bikie arrested and stripped of visa
Bikie gangs

Alleged senior Gold Coast bikie arrested and stripped of visa

The man will remain in detention until his deportation

  • by Lucy Stone
Labor moves to jail GHB traffickers for life
Organised crime

Labor moves to jail GHB traffickers for life

State government to move legislation to put traffickers of more than 20 kilograms of 1,4-Bute behind bars for life.

  • by Erin Pearson
Alleged Finks member arrives home during police raid, is arrested
Police

Alleged Finks member arrives home during police raid, is arrested

Police charged an alleged member of the Finks when he arrived home during a raid.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne