Monday, March 14, 2016

The drugs that allegedly got Jamie Gao killed

Court Reporter

University student Jamie Gao had been missing for four days when police discovered two brown pillow cases and a green backpack under the seats of a white, Ford station wagon.

The car was parked in the basement of a Cronulla apartment block – where former policeman Glen McNamara was living.

Video footage has been shown to the NSW Supreme Court of a police officer dressed in a blue forensic suit as he searched the car on May 24, 2014.

Inside one of the pillow cases was a crystallised rock substance contained in two snap lock plastic bags.

In the other pillow case was a smaller amount of white crystals contained inside cling wrap.
Altogether the crystal-like substance weighed 2.78 kilograms and was later confirmed to be the drug known as ic

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The grim death scene of a drug deal gone wrong

The place where murdered student Jamie Gao, 20, met his death, was an industrial storage unit, number 803.

Photographs show the unit, located in Padstow in Sydney's south west, constructed with cinderblocks and steel roller doors, piled high with a jumble of office furniture and shrouded in darkness.

The images were presented to a New South Wales Supreme Court jury as evidence in the trial of former police officers Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara, who are charged with the murder of Mr Gao, a 20-year-old university student and alleged drug dealer, on May 20, 2014.