Cof­fee date with cor­rup­tion

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - BRENDEN HILLS

SIT­TING at a cafe in Syd­ney’s south, Ab­bas Jo­maa was al­legedly wav­ing ir­refutable proof in the face of his cof­fee date.

The piece of pa­per in his hand al­legedly proved his cor­rupt con­tact in the Aus­tralian Bor­der Force was se­nior enough to en­sure that mil­lions of dol­lars worth of drug and to­bacco ship­ments could be smug­gled into Syd­ney with­out heat from law en­force­ment.

It was 11am on March 24 at Mezes Espresso Cafe at Brighton Le Sands, ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments ten­dered to Cen­tral Lo­cal Court.

The man sit­ting with Jo­maa was the per­son al­legedly tasked with go­ing over­seas to buy and send the ship­ments con­tain­ing around 50 mil­lion il­le­gal cig­a­rettes and 200kg of MDMA. He is now the star wit­ness against Jo­maa and his al­leged crime syn­di­cate.

Po­lice will al­lege Jo­maa sourced the in­for­ma­tion from Craig Richard Eakin, a se­nior ABF of­fi­cer who has been charged for al­legedly tak­ing a bribe af­ter ac­cess­ing the data.

Jo­maa.

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