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The Peaceful Pill eHandbook The Arrest of the Decade?
Suzy’s trial in Wellington’s High Court made front page news throughout its 2-week duration. After all, it’s not every day that Police resources are devoted so generously and so widely to a year-long sting operation of this nature. So how did it all happen?
Suzy Austen was arrested while sitting in her car in a suburban Wellington park. She was wearing rubber gloves and was intercepted as she divided up a pile of white Nembutal powder from China. Suzy’s accomplice on the day was 86-year-old fellow Exit Member, Beverley Hurrelle.
Unlike Suzy, Bev would not be charged with drug offences. The court heard that the reason for Bev not being charged was her advanced age and ‘some kind of dementia’. While Beverley has long suffered from macular degeneration, and has significantly impaired sight as a result, she remains as sharp as a tack.