Undercover by Damian Marrett

By Damian Marrett

Fake identities. medicinal drugs. money. chance. All in a day′s paintings for a Drug Squad cop Made notorious by way of television sequence Underbelly and Underbelly: A story of 2 Cities, the Australian underworld has been uncovered. UNDERCOVER is the tale of an undercover detective operating to infiltrate the Australian drug scene. Damian Marrett′s penetrating but darkly comedian insights and miraculous candour offers the true tale at the back of bringing down the Griffith Mafia. After reluctantly becoming a member of the Victorian Police in 1986, Damian Marrett used to be handpicked 4 years later to paintings in a covert skill for the Drug Squad. Marrett was once so exceedingly gifted that he was once accountable for the various largest drug busts in Australian legislations enforcement heritage. The younger detective is famously recognized for infiltrating the doubtless impenetrable Griffith Mafia, in an operation codenamed Afghan that is nonetheless considered as Australia′s most complicated covert sting operation. forced to stick in...

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I asked. ‘Nah, everything’s all right. ’ ‘Fuck, Patty, there’s gonna be some big stuff after this one, and I’m gonna look after you. You know that. ’ ‘He won’t call ya, I swear, Damian. ’ ‘Okay. ’ Frustrating stuff. Shitkicker Patty was seemingly more worried about his cut than anything else. The weekend came and went. Still no return call from Patty Condro. I gathered it was probably one of three things: Medici couldn’t get the gear; Patty was screwing me around so that he had time to deal with Medici; or someone had heard something, and the deal was off.

Is the area surveillance-friendly? ’ Once a relationship with a target was established, part of my job was to pick up on things that he would want from me—qualities he admired or expected from a fellow crook. When those signals presented themselves, I’d just give him what he wanted. Maybe a target had hired me as a hitman. Some personality traits are expected when you pose as a gun for hire. Well, I found there wasn’t any great demand for warm and cuddly hitmen. So I’d sometimes put on a show, if that meant keeping the operation’s objectives on the right track.

Plus, I didn’t know their capabilities. Probably didn’t know my own either. Working for the Drug Squad at their headquarters was another matter entirely. That I could handle. It was a relaxed atmosphere, not so accountable, chilled out, wear what you want, whatever. My worry was the undercover component—but I didn’t have to deal with that yet. After the secondment, life slipped back into the drudgery of wearing blue at Box Hill again. Next thing, though, I was taking a phone call from the Drug Squad.

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