SET UP AND JAILED BY CORRUPT POLICE
A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE MICK SKRIJEL
CASE WHICH SHOWS NCA AND POLICE RUNNING OF AUSTRALIA'S ILLEGAL DRUG TRADE.
Some years ago, Mick Skrijel was a fisherman
in SA. By accident he came across fishermen dropping large quantities of
illegal drugs to Police and others. Skrijel was offered monetary incentives
to become a part of the scheme. He declined the offer and instead went
to more senior Police. It turned out that they were also involved in the
Due to their desire to silence Skrijel he was
subjected to incredible harassment, including being charged and convicted
of a number of trumped up drugs charges, his fishing boat was burn't and
he lost all his assets. His daughter was raped by Police.
Mick Skrijel was eventually released after
his convictions were quashed by the Victorian Court of Criminal Appeal.
In other words he was NOT GUILTY of any of the fabricated charges.
Skrijel also found that the Victorian
Police, Department of Public Prosecutions (now called OPP) and the
Ombudsman (Barry Perry) had either been involved in the illegal drug trade
or had aided and abetted it's continuation. Evidence of this has since
been given at a number of parliamentary inquiries and a QC contracted by
the Federal Government, (David Quick) has called for a Royal Commission
into the NCA and associated matters.
A gun seized from Skrijel by Victorian
Police was ordered by the court to be destroyed. It was not and by
accident, Skrijel now has the gun again and it is in hiding.
Mick was clearly and obviously framed by the
NCA with assistance from the Commonwealth A-G's Department, the Victorian
DPP (now called Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP)) and Victoria Police.
David Quick's draft report shows that very clearly. But much of the key
evidence referred to in the original draft was censored out of the public
volume of the final report.
For example, in a supplementary response requested
by David Quick, it referred to the fact that Mick was charged with the
cultivation of marijuana (127 plants weighing 225 grams - yes grams - growing
in a forest clearing during the winter, 16 km from Mick's Digby Victoria
property), before the circumstantial evidence that resulted in his conviction
for cultivation had been found.
The statement of Sergeant Mark Carmady indicates
that Mick was taken to the Casterton Police station where he was fingerprinted,
photographed, interviewed and charged on the morning of 15 October 1985.
Senior Sergeant Huggins gave evidence at Mick's
trial that he was in charge of the Crime Scene Unit; arrived at Mick's
premises at 6.45 pm (he was at the clearing in the Weecurra State Forest
most of the day); and subsequently entered a shed at the rear of Mick's
garage where he observed a piece of tongue and grove board leaning against
the internal wall of the shed (the shed contained a large pile of such
He found that the piece of timber was an off-cut
of a board that helped to form the base of a seed-box found at the plantation
during the day. There was no other evidence linking Mick to the plantation
and the NCA's Chief Investigator Carl Mengler testified that Mick's finances
had been closely scrutinised and no evidence of enrichment was found. On
the contrary he was found to be relatively poor.
There are literally thousands of documents
supporting Mick's allegations.
To read submission 19 which
details more of the Skrijel matter, NCA and police corruption in Victoria,
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