The Australian Federal Police have identified six crime bosses operating in Australia that have each amassed $100 million in unexplained wealth from illicit drugs.
Another 72 people have acquired more than $10 million each in unexplained wealth.
International drug traffickers focused on Australia because of astronomical returns due to the value of the Australian dollar.
According to the Australian Federal Police Commissioner the Mr. Bigs are two or three steps removed from the drug importation.
(Source: Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper 22 April 2013)
Whilst the high Australia dollar is attractive to international crime syndicate there is no doubt the high Australian illicit drug demand is driving imports.
Australia is a target for drug criminals because we are high illicit drug users.
A key strategy to cut off the drug money is to mandate drug rehabilitation to illicit drug users to drastically cut the demand for drugs.
Cutting drug use and the number of users is operating in other countries and is effective in drying up the money flow to the traffickers.
Worldâ€™s best practice uses the courts to divert illicit drug users into rehabilitation therefore saving the harm to users and saving health and border protection costs.