CCC media statement: Update on investigation into cocaine-trafficking syndicate — 01.07.2015
In light of recent media reports, the CCC has determined that it is in the public interest, and in the interests of fairness, to issue an updated statement clarifying information about its investigation into a cocaine-trafficking syndicate.
The CCC’s investigation into a cocaine-trafficking syndicate operating in South East Queensland remains ongoing. As the CCC has repeatedly stated, its investigation is focused on the syndicate and not on illicit drug use in sport.
The CCC’s investigation has focused on individuals who are alleged either to be involved in the syndicate or to have sourced illicit drugs from the syndicate.
While a range of information and allegations have been raised during the course of the investigation, the CCC does not have sufficient evidence to warrant further criminal charges against any player from the AFL, NRL or ARU.
However, consistent with any law enforcement investigation, if new information comes to hand relevant to the CCC’s ongoing investigation, further charges may be considered.
There are currently a number of matters before the courts resulting from this investigation. The courts are the appropriate and proper place for allegations and evidence to be presented and tested.
The CCC can also confirm that it has been contacted by the Gold Coast Suns seeking information about the CCC’s investigation after allegations were recently reported in the media.
The CCC appreciates that the Gold Coast Suns are progressing their own internal processes but given that there are related matters before the courts, the CCC has advised the Suns today that it is unable to assist with any request for operational information.
The CCC’s investigation remains ongoing and will therefore make no further comment at this time.