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Title Speed trap
Published 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  300.994 Fco/Rne  2004/03/08  UNAVAILABLE
Description 1 videocassette (VHS) (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Series Four corners (Television program)
Summary A decade ago detectives from the Victoria Police drug squad came up with a new weapon in their war on the dealers. It was called, prosaically, "Controlled Chemical Delivery". To help them track down clandestine laboratories, police obtained the precursor chemicals used to make methylamphetamine - speed - and sold them to criminals, via informers. The aggressive new strategy yielded results. Speed dealers who fell for the sting were busted and jailed. But the Victorian Ombudsman describes the policy as "an unmitigated and foreseeable disaster". Huge amounts of chemicals were "lost", and converted to speed. And some officers became corrupt, selling drugs and chemicals for their own private benefit. For more than two years the Victoria Police's "Task Force Ceja" has been gathering evidence and laying charges. But its operations are veiled in secrecy. No one knows who it's investigating, or when it might conclude.
Notes Off-air recording of ABC-TV "Four Corners" broadcast March 8, 2004. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Producer: Sarah Curnow ; Editor: Alec Cullen ; Executive Producer: Bruce Belsham
Performer Reporter: Jonathan Holmes with Nick McKenzie
Notes No rating given
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Amphetamines -- Victoria
Drug traffic -- Victoria
Police corruption -- Victoria
Author Curnow, Sarah
Cullen, Alec
Holmes, Jonathan
McKenzie, Nick
Belsham, Bruce
Australian Broadcasting Corporation