|Accused ... Mark Standen / Pic: Craig Greenhill Source: The Daily Telegraph|
FORMER detective Roger Rogerson made an auditory cameo at the drugs trial of former crime fighter Mark Standen yesterday, as a jury began hearing hours of covertly recorded telephone calls.
Standen, 54, has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with James Kinch and foodstuff businessman Bakhos "Bill" Jalalaty between early 2006 and June 2008 to import pseudoephedrine, used to make the drugs speed and ice.
The former NSW Crime Commission assistant director of investigations also denied taking part in the supply of 300kg of the substance and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
The Crown alleged the plot involved Standen's friend Jalalaty using his food business to import the pseudoephedrine in a consignment of rice from Pakistan.
Yesterday, the Crown began playing the intercepted phone calls which prosecutor Tim Game SC alleged in his opening would reveal the planning of an attempt to import chemicals to make illegal drugs.
In one phone call recorded in May 2007, Jalalaty is speaking to a man named Roger.
Jalalaty then speaks to Standen, telling him "Roger Rogerson is on the case".