Thursday, March 11, 2004

Another Di[s]appointing Homonym

Victoria's Chief Police Commissioner, Christine Nixon, was on the radio this morning, talking to Jon Faine. One of the subjects they discussed was the fact that the Australian Crime Commission will be assisting the Victoria Police with their inquiries in the Piranha investigation. Well that's what I thought she said. Twice. On checking the printed media, it turns out that the investigation, into Melbourne's recent spate of gangland killings, is called Operation Purana.

It had me going for a moment there; I was looking forward to reports that the case had been cracked by an undercover policeman who had adopted the persona of Sancho Panza from Man of La Mancha, complete with outrageous Welsh accent, to penetrate Victoria's underworld and find the guilty parties.

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