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Rogerson arrested over Gao murder

Rogerson faced a wall of cameras outside his home.
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Disgraced former Sydney detective Roger Rogerson has been arrested in relation to the alleged murder of student Jamie Gao.

The former detective, who is known as New South Wales most crooked cop, was wanted in relation to the murder of Jamie Gao in Sydney’s south-west last week.

Mr Rogerson was swamped by media as he left his Padstow home with police this morning, and did not discuss the investigation.

His lawyer has denied Mr Rogerson was avoiding police and said he “will be cooperating fully” with investigations.

Another former detective, Glen McNamara, yesterday faced the Kogarah Local Court charged with Mr Gao’s murder and large scale drug supply.

The Daily Telegraph reports that police will allege the two former detectives walked into a storage facility with the 20-year-old student, and minutes later walked out with a body.

CCTV footage allegedly shows Rogerson and McNamara carrying what appears to be a body wrapped in a blue tarpaulin.

Police say the killing was in relation to an alleged $3 million methamphetamine (ice) deal gone wrong.

The former detectives are believed to have used their own cars, with police claiming McNamara transported Mr Gao’s body in his station wagon.
Mr Gao’s body was found yesterday wrapped in a blue tarp with ropes and chains off Cronulla beach, in the same suburb McNamara lives with his wife and family.

– with ABC