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Drugs, Guns & Lies: My life as an undercover cop


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  • Drugs, Guns & Lies: My life as an undercover cop 
    Title: Drugs, Guns & Lies: My life as an undercover cop
    Author: BANKS KEITH/SMITH BEN
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 18/05/2020
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'Undercover was like guerrilla warfare; to understand your enemy, you had to walk amongst them, to become them. The trick was to keep an eye on that important line between who you were and who you were pretending to be.'

    This is the true story of Keith Banks, one of Queensland's most decorated police officers and his journey into the drug scene as an undercover operative in the 1980s. In an era of corruption, often alone, with no backup, he and other undercover cops quickly learned to blend into the drug scene, smoking dope and drinking with targets, buying drugs and having dealers arrested. Very quickly, the lines were blurred between his identity as a police officer and the life he pretended to be part of. This is a raw and confronting story of undercover cops who all became casualties of that era, some worse than others and where not everyone with a badge could be trusted.

    ISBN: 9781760877958
    Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
    Pages: 320
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