From Robert Trimbole's dominance of the cannabis trade in the 70s and Sydney's gang wars in the 80s, to the rise of Cabramatta as the heroin capital of the nation, Smack Express takes a gripping, high-speed trip through the history of organised crime in Australia. From the Balmain gang and the Coogee Mob, to the Telopea Street Gang and the Lebanese Connection, all the pieces of this puzzle fit together to create a fascinating portrayal of the drug industry in Australia and expose the truth about the multi-million dollar business, revealing its raw insides.
Clive Small is a life-long policeman who rose to the position of Police Assistant Commissioner in the NSW police force before resigning.Tom Gilling is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Miles McGinty and The Sooterkin.
Contents..Preface 00..Acknowledgements..About the Authors 00..Cast of Characters 00..1. Bob Trimbole:..The 'ndrangheta and the Mr Asia gang 00..2. The Big Three of Organised Crime:..Lennie McPherson, George Freeman and Stan the Man' Smith 00..3. Murray Riley:..The gentleman gangster 00..4. Snapper' Cornwell:..A big fish in a big pond 00..5. Chris Flannery:..Mr Rent-a-Kill' 00..6. The 1980s Sydney Gang War:.. We only kill each other ...' 00..7. Neddy' Smith:..A life of crime and doing time 00..8. Stan the Man' Smith and Lawrence McLean:..Mates to the end 00..9. Mikel' Hurley:..From Balmain Boy to head honcho 00..10. The Coogee Mob..The head honcho's new gang 00..11. Cabramatta:..Rise and fall of a heroin capital 00..Afterword 00..What Happened To ...? 00..Bibliography 00..Index 00