In episode four, Australian Crime Stories tells the true story of the international drug plot that brought down one of Australia’s top law enforcers.
On Sunday, March 24, at 9.30pm on Nine, Australian Crime Stories uncovers how Mark Standen was turned to the dark side.
Standen was considered one of Australia’s top cops, a man at the heart of the nation’s war on drugs, who had access to the very best police intelligence on organised crime in Australia and internationally. His seduction by an international crime syndicate is an extraordinary story that has compelled Australia’s law enforcement agencies to reassess their operations and who can be trusted.
For the first time, investigative journalist and co-writer Adam Shand reveals just how far Standen’s corruption may have spread, and whether there are more like him still operating in our police forces.
Australian Crime Stories is produced by The Full Box for the Nine Network.