Monday, 21 April 2008

Former policeman jailed for drug trafficking

A former New South Wales policeman has been jailed for five years by a Supreme Court judge in Brisbane for making and trafficking drugs.

Anthony Frederick Bush, 60, pleaded guilty to the manufacture of methylamphetamines in Brisbane between 2002 and 2003.

The drugs were then sold by his co-offender Craig Richard Thompson, 36, who pleaded guilty to trafficking the drug over the same period.

The court heard it is not known how much money was made by Bush, who left the New South Wales police force in 1986.

But Thompson was found with unexplained wealth of more than $150,000 despite being bankrupt.

Justice Roslyn Atkinson jailed Bush for five years but ordered he be eligible for parole after two.

She jailed Thompson for seven years - given his criminal history - and ordered he be eligible for parole after serving three years.

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