Monday, July 11, 2022

Oz cocaine kingpin Owen Hanson - O-Dog

Mark Wahlberg is in the early development of a documentary about USC player turned drug lord Owen Hanson.
Owen Hanson grew up in Redondo Beach, and his physical prowess scored him a place on the USC football team. A San Diego court heard how greed led Hanson to grow from a low-level drug dealer selling cocaine and steroids to teammates to the head of a criminal enterprise that shipped huge quantities of cocaine to Australia for massive profits. Hanson, 35, showed no emotion when a judge sentenced him to 21 years in jail in 2017.

Prosecutors said a kilo of cocaine in southern California costs about $US25k. while in Australia it costs about $US250k.
His days as a crime boss running the violent international drug ring came to an end in 2015 when a US-Australian law enforcement operation led to his arrest in San Diego. Hanson trafficked "hundreds of kilograms of cocaine" from California to Australia.

Hanson had red paint splattered on the gravestone of the mother of a debtor and then sent DVDs showing beheadings of people - one with a chainsaw. Hanson agreed to forfeit $5m in cash and assets, including properties in Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, and luxury cars.