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A very disappointing day for a Fyshwick businessman

By johnboy - 7 July 2011 23

ACT Policing have arrested a 59-year-old Canberra businessman from Griffith for drug offences yesterday (Wednesday, 6 July).

On July 6 ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations concluded a controlled operation on the importation of an illegal substance, in which police put in place a substitute material.

About 7pm yesterday members of the SRS Tactical Response team executed forced entry to a premises in Barrier Street, Fyshwick. A white paste substituted by police for a border controlled drug was found in an office at the premises. The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House.

He is charged with attempt to posses marketable quantity of a border controlled drug. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court later today.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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dixyland 5:28 pm 08 Jul 11

creative_canberran said :

Might be some more to come of this in the near future. The Australian Business Register has no record of “Charlie Black” in the ACT as a business or trading name or part of any business or trading name.

John Harrington is on the register but is listed as a “Sole Trader” first registered in Mar 2010, which would be difficult for a restaurant.

A search of the ASIC database reveals that in the same month John Harrington registered as a sole trader, a private company called Charlie Black Aust Pty Ltd was registered in Red Hill, replacing a company registration previously known as On The Corner Pty Ltd. (An ironic name given a charge for drug trade)

The ASIC database also shows that it was not until April this year that he registered a business name in the ACT for “Charlie Black Brasserie”.

So trading without business name registered for a time + being listed as a sole trader = sloppy business practice or something more sinister.

The ABN database is far from accurate. You could apply for an ABN as the proprietor of Charlie Black and they’d give you an ABN under that name. It doesn’t prove a thing. Also, they are trading as the company name they registered, which is perfectly okay to do. I’m glad you’re creative, because you certainly have no idea about this topic.

eh_steve 2:28 pm 08 Jul 11

Amazed his arrest took so long!

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