This morning we hosted our second books@breakfast event in the Arthur Holt Library, and it was crime, drug busts and guns…all before breakfast!

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We were joined by the author of ‘The Squad’, investigative journalist Yoni Bashan, as well as two former police officers, Andrew Mitchell and Dave Roberts. ‘The Squad’ is a gritty account of the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad, an elite police group in Sydney. 

 

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Yoni, Andrew and Dave

 

It was a gripping talk, and interesting to hear about the crime syndicates operating in the Sydney area and the various task forces that deal with them. Andrew and Dave’s accounts as former members of MEOCS was fascinating, and provided a rare insight into front line operations. The audience was enraptured despite an early 7:30am start, with one student saying to his parent at the end, “Okay, that was worth waking up for!”.

‘The Squad’ is available for borrowing from the library:
Call #:   364.106 BAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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