Sunday, January 15, 2012

Schapelle Corby - The Australian Federal Police Are Ignoring A Crucial FOI Request Re Criminal Baggage Handlers

To The Australian Federal Police.

Good morning,

As of Monday 16th January 2012, I note you have failed to acknowledge my Freedom of Information request of 29th January 2011, relating to the criminal baggage handlers (at Sydney International Airport), that you identified in your November 2009 Submission to the Australian Senate.

Can I also remind you that then Attorney General Phillip Ruddock also unequivocally identified their criminal behaviour on page 128 of the official Hansard, No. 5, 2007.

It is also somewhat surprising that those with the authority to do so chose to pursue and prosecute relatively minor players like Gilbert Gideon and David Darley Dowe, who were not baggage handlers (in relation to this cocaine importation), plus use some of the most disgusting, dangerous and outrageous methods ever to catch them - while letting a major criminals like Qantas baggage handler Tom go free (as well as rewarding him with nearly $1.6 million of public money), plus allowing the baggage handlers who imported 200 kilos of this cocaine into the country to go free. I note Gedeon and Darley Dowe were sentenced to 10 and 12 years respectively, for buying three kilos and one kilo of cocaine (respectively) - which is a great deal less than aiding in the importation of 200 kilos, isn't it? Though maybe they didn't have Tom's skills in setting up Swiss bank accounts for very senior corrupt police officers?

Quite honestly, your organisation is a joke - an outfit that routinely sets major criminal sharks free, while proudly (and quite bizarrely), parading the minnows. And not only that, you actually use the sharks to catch the minnows - so here's Earth calling the Australian Federal Police, make a note to self, it's supposed to be the other way around . . .

So please take this as a formal reminder re my 29 December 2011 FOI request (as described above), and I trust I'll hear from you soon on this matter.

Regards, Kim