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Meet the Cop Who Turned One of Australia’s Drug Lords into an Informant

"An informer is like horse manure, it's not very nice to handle but it gives you good results."
June 22, 2018, 3:27am

Brian "The Skull" Murphy is a retired Melbourne police officer, who was once known as Australia’s toughest cop. He made one of the first big cocaine busts in the ‘60s, and helped turn drug lord, killer, and career criminal Dennis Allen into an informant. With the reputation of a “mad bastard”, his story is one of being a clean cop surrounded by corruption. For him, danger lurked on both sides of the law.

This episode of Violent Times is brought to you by Sicario: Day of the Soldado, in cinemas June 28. In the film, the drug war escalates as Mexican cartels smuggle terrorists across the US border. You can find out more about it here.