Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Schapelle Corby - A Formal Crime Report to The Australian Federal Police re Qantas Baggage Handlers Who Imported 200 Kilos of Cocaine Into Australia

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From: Mrs. Kim Bax

Re: A formal Freedom of Information Application for a formal crime report to the Australian Federal Police, made on 9 August 2011.


Yesterday (Tuesday 9th August 2011, around 12.27pm), I spoke to one of your AFP officers located at 230 Wharf Street, Brisbane, an officer *********** - and reported a very serious crime. Baggage handlers at Sydney International Airport were involved in smuggling 200 kilos of cocaine into Australia in 2004, using innocent passengers like Gary MacDonald as unwitting drug mules. Gary's incoming plane from South America was on the tarmac at Sydney International Airport at exactly the same time as Schapelle Corby's outgoing plane to Indonesia (on the 8th October 2004), but his luggage went "Missing." It later turned up in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, containing 10 kilos of cocaine - and the Australian Federal Police fully and openly admit these baggage handlers were involved in serious criminal activity . . .

"In 2005, an AFP/NSW Crime Commission operation resulted in the arrest of members of another cocaine syndicate who were using BAGGAGE HANDLERS to remove imported cocaine from Sydney Airport."

Quote from the Submission of The Australian Federal Police, to "The PJC-ACC Inquiry into the Adequacy of Aviation and Maritime Security Measures to Combat Serious and Organised Crime," November 2009.

However, none of these baggage handlers were ever arrested or charged. Steve Jackson (Head of Security, Qantas Airways), called my home on the 9th August 2010, and told me this when I questioned him on this specific point - and Qantas also state this (specifically), in their submission to the Australian Parliament of 25 July 2005 (to "The Further Review of Aviation Security in Australia by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts & Audits," page 42). However, when I asked your Brisbane AFP officer (yesterday), about the criminal culpability of these baggage handlers, he told me that if they were engaged in this activity, they were committing very serious criminal offences. Thus, he assured me (more than once during our conversation), that he would be putting in a formal crime report as a result of my formal complaint about these workers. So, can I please have a copy of his report?

I will also be contacting you (again), 4 weeks from to-day, and putting in a further FOI application for any and all further internal AFP communications generated as a result of my formal criminal complaint of 9 August 2011.

The Australian Federal Police now has two options, either follow-up this legitimate criminal complaint in a professional and open manner - or explain to the Australian public how and why Qantas baggage handlers who imported 200 kilos of cocaine into Australia in 2004 escaped all legal consequences for their criminal behaviour.

Regards, Kim