South Australia will join a national “unexplained wealth” scheme that will target the illegally obtained assets of key players in organised crime syndicates.
The move comes after SA Police spent $2.4m on an unexplained wealth investigation into a well-known Adelaide bikie figure, only to abandon the inquiry after legal advice.
Senior police have notified the State Government of flaws in the complex SA unexplained wealth legislation that were identified during the failed six-year inquiry but the government will not amend it.
Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said the desire to effectively target criminal organisations operating across state borders was behind the national legislation.
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