Part Two 'The Chronology of Guns for Butter.
Last month in Part One DEADLINE looked at charges of fraud swirling around Alan Hubbard (South Canterbury Finance, Helicopters NZ Mr Apples) and the shady past of a number of Hubbard’s business associates and joint investors that all centered around 254 Montreal St Christchurch. Scales House. These specifically related to number of Russian business tied up with investment in NZ dairy & fishing industry, which could be shown to have ties to activities, which at worse were out right criminal and at best highly unethical including fraud, arms trafficking.
DEADLINE as part of an ongoing investigation in to the underbelly of NZ's business and foreign affairs will now provide a gemstone file style listing of the history of nz covert arms trafficking and ti wider ramifications.
CAVEAT:The hardcopy version does not contain full sources DEADLINE will however be working on this project in the coming month and be providing full sources bibliography for the online version of this report at its conclusion.
1939-56: British Intelligence begins working with Russian intelligence to establish a maritime arms supply line into Europe ‘The Mid Atlantic Convoy’ involving Scales Shipping 254 Montreal St NZ (opposite the bridge of remembrance). Roger Hollis, the future deputy Director of the British Intelligence, later widely denounced as a “Russian”, spy goes to work in Shanghai for British American Tobacco Company. Hollis’s social circle will include another professional British intelligence officer and Russian mole Kim Philby. The US becomes interested in South East Asia, with assistance and advice of Philly, the head of the CIA James Angleton, begins planning intelligence operations in South East Asia.
1955: NZ helicopters begins operations in Timaru
1956: Beginning of the NZSIS, headed by Brigadier Sir Gilbert Smith a patron of World Wildlife Fund and a Club 1001 member. The original NZSIS officers are handpicked from British Foreign Office by Roger Hollis personally (ref: Michael Parkers SIS) later identified, by Britsh juornalist Chapman Pincher, as double for agent of Soviet Union. Sources within Canadian Intelligence acknowledge that the Russian network may have in fact been controlled intrun via Bejing.
1960: WWII Naval veteran shipping dairy and forestry investment magnate Sir William Douglas Goodwood (Sanford - Kiwi Ice Cream -Forestry Shippers Amalgamated Dairies), an Auckland Grammar old boy, begins importing Russian goods into NZ.
1965-73: ANZAC Special Forces begin classified operations in South East Asia’s Golden Triangle, operating under General Edwin Black - Joint United States Military Command, based in Thailand. Special Forces lliaison’s, between NZ and US forces, is overseen by Colonel Bruce Meldrum, the future head of NZ Defence Forces from 1967-1971.
Australian Special Forces coordinate with mountain tribes in Laos Cambodia Burma to bring down opium and marijuana (woven into “buddahsticks”) into Thailand where they are shipped to the west and begin the largest wave of drug dependency seen since the Dutch East tea company used the forced sale of opium to gain ports and in road into China’s mainland leading to annexation of Macau and Hong Kong.
The opium is either transported by river or flown out by Royal Thai Air Force aircraft working under Air America (the CIA air fleet). In return the CIA Air America transport arms and general aide to the anti communists tribes in the mountain of the Golden Triangle.
NZSAS commandoes engage in Long Range Reconnaissance operations including working with CIA Operation Phoenix assassination teams in Laos Cambodia and deep North Vietnam.
Kiwi soldiers recruited to work with the American’s on Phoenix black bag assassination operations become known as “grey ghosts” their records are expunged from defence personnel logs so they can work on future operations under detected as field operatives. These are not ‘spies’ paid by the NZ government, with acountability, but the creation of an unofficial intelligence assett who will take their order from their former comrades in arms, in some case their whanau elders, and later corporate heads (as many of their former army bosses will later become board of directors or came from the corporate sector to begin with).
Cicra 1972: The head of the CIA’s LAOS station, Theodore “The Blonde Ghost” (Shackly) moves to NZ and works for an aviation crop dusting company based in South Canterbury.
1973: Russian diplomat Andrey Alexeyevich Tatarinov begins his career in North Vietnam where he works until 2204 when he is promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Department of ASEAN Member States and Common Asian. In 2008 Tatarinov becomes the Russian Ambassador to NZ having foemed close relations with number of NZ Dairy executive including Ian Robertson, Aucklnd Grammar old boy, head of NZ Dairy Boards operation in the Far East and the head of Vostock Service Limited who website advertise that they deal in NZ Icecream, Middle Eastern Oil and Russian Munitions.
1975: Labor MP Colin Moyle questions, in parliament, the conduct of an accounting firm in which Robert Muldoon is a senior partner. Moyle does not get very far before Muldoon reveals publicly that Moyle had been picked up by the police for suspected homosexual activity.
Trans sexual and proprietor of Wellington night spot The Purple Onion is outraged at Moyle’s persecution and threatens to write a tell all book, before she is called before a parliamentary hearing. Shortly afterwards she moves to Sydney and begins work at Les Girl owned by King Cross monster Abe Saffron. Carmen in a 2000 interview maintains she was paid to keep quiet.
Circamid mid 1970’s: NZ Police Intelligence Officer Patrick O’Brien (see Broken Soldiers North & South March 1995) is sent to investigate arms and narcotic smuggling thru Bluff port in Invercargill. According to O’Brien 2000 testimony they were guns and drugs through bluff “by the container load”. O’Brien decided it time to leave the police after he keeps “bumping into too many CIA types”
Undercover detective Tom Lewis from Dunedin claims the police had an opportunity to shot down Mr. Asia early on but police HQ would not seed the funds necessary to shut down Mr ASIA and police informant Terry Clarke. Lewis then had to remind police HQ of the $NZ25, 000 in cash he had in the back of his wardrobe which Police HQ had apparently forgotten.
A founding member of Green Peace and musician is beaten up by a professional boxer and told to leave town in Tauranga. The beating is to serve as a warning after the activist is observed paying too much attention to prominent member of Tauranga’s yacht club who he later recognise in the company of National MP when paying regular gigs at the ‘Wellington Club’ the defacto HQ away from parliament for National.
TVNZ journalist Keith Davies attempts to record a program documenting how drug traffickers had brought NZ politicians and high-ranking officials including judges. The documentary include details on the discovery of large quantity of heroin on board the yacht the Valkray crewed by prominent NZ including the brother of future Minister of Energy, under Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, Barry Brill.
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon (known before WWII by the nick name ‘The Bookie from Te Puke) writes to CEO of TVNZ and has Davies fired. Davies dismissal and the prevention of Davies documentary from being shown on TV is brought up by MP Richard Pebble, one of the future founding members of ACT and is recorded in parliamentary Hansard records.
1977: NZ journalist Pat Booth begins hearing of how prominent Auckland businessmen involved in publishing yachting publications are part of an international drug syndicate he later names the Mr Asia network. The police forces in three nations; NZ, Australia, United Kingdom, move independently against the Mr Asia syndicate, whose front firm include Millstone Charters, Millstone Glass, Millstone Investments and are registered (until shortly after the Moyle incident) by same accountancy firm previously identified by Moyle in 1975 as being involved in “dodgy” practices.
1977: Tri nation investigation, including investigation conducted by three separate police forces in Australia, of Mr Asia led authorities to the money laundering centre of organised crime in the southern hemisphere the Nugan Hand Bank set by Vietnam veteran and former US Special Forces officer Michael Hand and Australian gangster Frank Nugan. The board of directors, for Nugan Hand, is largely made up of ex CIAn Air America and US Military officer, from Vietnam including General Edwin Black, Theodore Shackley, and Admiral Yates.
1977:NZ Dairy Board, led by Sir Goodwood makes its first sales to Russian in more than 23 years. NZ Embassy in Saudi Arabia opens where it principal duties are to act a liaisons for the NZ Saudi Milk Company the export arm of NZ dairy Board.
1977: Petrol crisis begins after OPEC, an Arab based lobbying, group restricts sales to the west in a bid to get higher royalty fee from western oil firms. It’s announced that Hunt Oil won’t be drilling for Oil in NZ Southern Basin near Bluff, in part because Muldoon is asking for an unheard of 25% royalties. As Muldoon visits USA looking for bridging finances for his proposed Think Big ‘NZ Industry and Energy infrastructure development program’ Robert Muldoon is photographed with Robert Anderson the operational head of Los Angeles South Pacific bank owned by arms dealer and World Wild Life Fund Club 1001 member Adnan Kashoggi.
1977 (November): Kashoggi flies into Queenstown with and entourage and a “leggy blonde” who all stay at the Travel Lodge (now known as the Scenic Circle) of which Kashoggi owns more than 34%. On the way to Queenstown Kashoggi tells NZ reporters he’s in NZ to look for partner willing to investing in NZ dairy products forestry meat and shipping industry so as to expand export to Middle East. At this time the entire NZ exports are valued at less than $NZ3 million dollars. In the next four decades Kashoggi will develops extensive business and real estate connection through out the Pacific including NZ, Australia, Cook Island, Tonga and Vanuatu.
1977: Pacific hotel investor, New Zealander, John Victor Evans is identified as the head of first case of organized white collar crime in NZ dubbed by the press the ‘gang of Twenty” affair. Justice Department Investigator Keith Petersen describes the Gang of Twenty as laundering money from Saudi Arab which the Justice Department believed to have come from “either money laundering or arms trafficking”.
1977: Kashoggi found to have laundered money from Saudi arms sales to Yemen via tax haven banks set up on the island of Vanuatu.
1977: Club 1001 member Robert Vesco partakes in a failed coup on the Tongan Island of Minerva organised by group of ex South Vietnam military Veterans, identified as belonging to a political action committee known as the Phoenix Foundation who seek to establish a tax haven and money-laundering hub in the Pacific and US.
1977: Russia indicates to Minister of Foreign, Brian Tallboys, it well recognise NZ’s Economic Exclusion Zone on three conditions;
1. NZ is to remain neutral on Chinese Russian relations.
2. The Russian Fishing fleet must be allowed to develop trade relations in the South Pacific, namely in the nations of Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu, without NZ exerting political on these nations against Russia setting up such deals.
3. NZ must also be willing to allow Russian fishing fleets to form joint venture with NZ firms.
1978: NZ Economic Exclusion Zone is past which permits a foreign fishing firm to access NZ fishing stocks if they are in partnership with NZ. This recognised in turn by the conclusion of a New Zealand-USSR Fisheries Agreement, signed in Wellington by the Soviet Minister of Fisheries. Joint NZ Russian Fishing venture include Fletcher’s plus Sanford Limited and Amalgamated Limited, whose dominant shareholder is Sir William Douglas Goodwood. The venture is later extended to Amcal Fisheries, jointly owned by Talleys of Motueka (and Goodwood) and members of the Yugoslavian fishing family the Velas.
1980: The military of Paua New Guinness with assistance from NZ and Australia quell a coup in Vanuatu brought on by separatist financed and armed by the Phoenix Foundation attempting to set up money laundering hub on the former French colony.
NZ’s foreign intelligence analyst service the External Intelligence Bureau (now known as the External Assessment Bureau) warn of the existence of major drug trafficking hub on Vanuatu servicing organised crime in Australia