Allegations of Corruption Leveled Against Australian Anti-Drug Police Unit 2/13/98

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On February 8, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Four Corners" television program aired a show which alleged that members of Victoria's anti-drug squad were paid $250,000 to steal files out of investigators' offices and had accepted thousands of dollars in protection money. Neil Comrie, Police Chief Commissioner, told the Canberra Times, "There was not one new allegation raised (on the program) and all of those allegations have been addressed previously." Commissioner Comrie was referring to a 1996 finding by internal police investigators which found no wrongdoing.

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