18 Oct '15, 12am

'Flash car, Louis Vuitton man bag & get a place in Docklands': High-rises harbour Melbourne's new breed of gangsters

'Flash car, Louis Vuitton man bag & get a place in Docklands': High-rises harbour Melbourne's new breed of gangsters

following an investigation by the Purana anti-gangland taskforce into allegations of extortion and blackmail following a drug deal that went bad. A raid of his Docklands apartment allegedly uncovered a gun, ammunition, drugs and stack of cash. Mitchell, who has been living in Docklands for nearly three years, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking in September after police stopped his car and a search allegedly uncovered a commercial quantity of ice. A number of businesses in the precinct have also been linked to known and suspected criminals, including a major western suburbs drug trafficker, members of the Calabrian mafia, and an accused money launderer and loan shark. Convicted drug trafficker Fadi Haddara is often sighted in the Docklands area and has been photographed on a yacht in the harbour. A proliferation of short-stay hotels and other fly-by-night accomm...

Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ganglands-not-docklands...

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Louis Vuitton has been careful to preserve the exterior of the iconic Collins street address. Photo: Rodger Cummins Global...