Nigel Hunt: The Advertiser | September 20, 2008
POLICE will have the power to create false identity documents for undercover operatives under new laws to be introduced in South Australia.
And for the first time, the identities of the undercover police officers will remain secret during court processes to prevent reprisals from criminals they help to apprehend.
Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, who will introduce the legislation into Parliament this week, said the new laws would help police fight organised crime “from the inside”.
“These laws will help expose drug trafficking, money laundering, illegal weapons trading and gang violence – including …