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By Michael Forwell, Lee Bullman

ISBN-10: 0330464140

ISBN-13: 9780330464147

On 29 June 1988 Michael Forwell (aka The Fox) had all of it - quickly vehicles and speedboats, a nightclub in Bangkok, houses around the globe. And a boat heading in the direction of California wearing seventy two hundreds high-grade Thai marijuana, his final deal sooner than going directly. On 30 June the DEA seized the send within the largest dope bust in heritage . . . and extremely quickly Michael had not anything in any respect.

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If Söderström arrived at 11:25:00 and the first police van at 11:25:10, this would mean that the ambulance arrived about 11:25:35, and thus that the paramedics would have two minutes and fifteen seconds to perform their duties at the scene. Söderström himself said that he heard the police alarm not long after driving off, thus probably between 11:24:30 and 11:24:40. This agrees with the estimated time for the first police van to reach the murder scene: the drive took about thirty seconds (or slightly less), as estimated by the police driver as well as by others, and if the van arrived at 11:25:10 the alarm would have been radioed out at 11:24:40.

Just thirty minutes later, Koci’s second in command, sergeant An- A KILLER ON THE LOOSE 27 ders Thornestedt, “feels unwell” and asks permission to step down: he thinks he is still capable of working as an ordinary radio operator, but asks not to have any responsibility in the hunt for the killer of the prime minister. This leave is granted him, although it means that the person who is at the time the most knowledgeable about the early police response to the murder is left to deal with nonurgent matters for the rest of the night.

This is a spacious room with high-tech computer facilities, specially adapted for serious emergencies and disasters. The problem is, however, that the command center has not been used for quite some time, and none of the officers is able to connect the wiring for the computer terminals. Koci later said that he himself could easily have done it, had he not been tied up by the frantically ringing telephones. For a horrible twenty-five minutes, the radio operators uselessly stand around, waiting for a specialist in police computer equipment to connect the terminals.

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