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David McMillan

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David McMillan was once one of Australia's most notorious drug traffickers. He began his drug-smuggling career following a trip to India in his twenties; it was a vocation that would see him mastermind a heroin-smuggling syndicate worth millions of dollars and plan numerous escape attempts from prisons around the world. He was ruined in the 1980s by a major arrest, the death of his wife and a long prison sentence. While on remand he was charged with attempting to escape by helicopter using SAS personnel. Following his arrest in Thailand and subsequent infamous escape from Klong Prem maximum security prison, David continued to undertake risky adventures until retiring to London in the late 1990s, where he now lives.