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Inquiry from Sir Colin to the statement made by G. Duncan



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O E R A A TiVlHAjT O F ADF-T DUETT A T ■ V;

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 19/9

Following a request from the Minister for - ■ ·

Administrative Services, the Hon. John McLeay, 14. P., the . .

Commissioner of the Austral ian Federal Police, Sir Colin W o o d s ,

today issued a statement for the media: .

Sir Colin said: "Early last evening the Australian ■ · .

Federal Police Internal Investigations (P.I.I.) Division was . .

directed to undertake an inquiry into the statement made by

Mr G. Duncan on the ABC programme "PM" that he had received .

a report from a senior officer of the former Commonwealth

Police'Force, which Mr Duncan described as a "point by point .

castigation of the Narcotics Bureau's mode of operation" . ‘ .

- "Preliminary inquiries b y .the P.I.I. Division have

not identified any document in the records of the former ·

Commonwealth Police Force which fits or might fit this ·

description," Sir Colin said. ' ·

"Further, there was no capability within the ■·.

former Commonwealth Police Force which would enable it to

make a "point by point castigation of the Narcotics Bureau's

mode of operation". " .

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