Yoni Bashan - Drugs, Guns & Middle Eastern Organised Crime

04.18.2017 - By Conversations With Writers

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By 2006 Middle Eastern Organised Crime dominated South West Sydney. The drive-bys, drug deals and public gun battles between warring families signalling a new generation of criminals. In his book 'The Squad', award-winning journalist and author Yoni Bashan details the exploits of Middle Eastern Organised Crime's gang leaders and the elite police squad (MEOCS) forged to take them down. In conversation, Yoni tells how a criminal mastermind ran a drug empire and ordered executions while locked in solitary confinement; the prolific flipping of witnesses; the need for public violence; and the sacrifices of the men and women tasked with breaking the cultural cycle. This is crime as tradecraft, superbly told.

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