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Old 28th Jan 2022, 03:37
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Heroin importation 1977 Operation Jungle

Just finished reading Operation Jungle (ISBN 978 0 7022 6324 8) by John Shobbrook a Narcotic Agent investigating importation of heroin from Asia via POM in 1977. Aircraft used was VH-FAY (flight was by 18/09/77) & VH-ESL. Pilot and courier stayed at Davara Hotel (?now Ela Beach Hotel). Flight stopped at Daru and Daru Hotel stay over. Drugs dropped from the Commanche into Nth QLD. Bulk of the book about the investigation that went pear shaped due to high level corruption in QLD Govt. and QLD PF, but a liklik bit about PNG.
Honiara scoped for a potential import location and Noumea was used.
So from prior 1977 to TSI, PNG has been used, that surprised me, but no doubt will not surprise the lapun wantoks here.

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