ORGANISED CRIME ‘THRIVING’ IN QUEENSLAND

ORGANISED CRIME ‘THRIVING’ IN QUEENSLAND

The “Mr Bigs” of organised crime in Queensland were thriving untouched because law enforcement agencies could not tap phones, a federal parliamentary committee has been told. Criminal investigators were virtually powerless to stop flourishing criminal networks and were forced to rely on interstate policing bodies for phone surveillance, the committee heard.

Queensland is the only state in Australia where crime fighting authorities do not have telephone interception or phone tapping powers, despite more than a decade of lobbying from police and the Crime and Misconduct Commission.



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