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Australian airline Qantas 'disturbed' by reports of gangs infiltration, drug trafficking

As many as 150 Qantas staff may be linked to criminal activity

Australian airline Qantas has said it was "disturbed" after learning of reports that organized crime has infiltrated the company to support drug trafficking efforts.Reports by local newspapers and "60 Minutes" alleged that a Comanchero "bikie" (or motorcycle) gang affiliate is working as a Qantas manager at Sydney Airport, allowing him to recruit criminals and bolster narcotics import activities.

The news reports were based on an operation codenamed Project Brunello, which linked around 150 Qantas staff to criminal activity, according to the BBC.

The activity may be tied to a group of nine men involved in a criminal syndicate dubbed by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) as "the Aussie Cartel" – a group potentially responsible for about one-third of the drug imports into Australia.

Possible members include a Hells Angels boss living between Greece and the UAE, a Triad-linked figure, and nationals from Dubai, Lebanon and Turkey.

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