Crims in grass castles: the true story of Trimbole, Mr Asia and the disappearance of Donald Mackay (Moor, Keith) (2009, paperback)

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In the 1970s Robert Trimbole and the Calabrian Mafia ruled Australia’s marijuana trade from their castles in Griffith, NSW - dream homes built with drug money. The business expanded to heroin when Trimbole joined Terry Clark and the notorious Mr Asia syndicate, and then to murder when anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay blew the whistle.

WalkleyAward-winning journalist Keith Moor learned the truth about Mackay’s disappearance from those involved, recording candid interviews in the late 1980s with the hit man, his contact and the infamous super grass Gianfranco Tizzoni, as well as a top cop. His classic account now includes excerpts from the unpublished memoir of Ma Kay’s widow and a dossier on the involvement of controversial federal minister Al Grassby.