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Daily Archives: April 2nd, 2011

Large haul ... aerial police survey an orange orchard, one of four sites near Griffith in which marijuana crops were found hidden among the vegetation. Photo: NSW Police

New South Wales.  The Calabrian mafia syndicate or ‘Ndrangheta is back in business in Griffith as organized crime returns to its traditional ”grass-roots drug operation    according to Detective Superintendent Michael Rowan.

More than 30 years after the contract killing of Griffith anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay, police have finished a two-week swoop on the area, netting $23 million worth of marijuana hidden in three vineyards and an orange orchard.