The Queensland Crime and Corruption Comission (QCCC) are reportedly relying on ‘coded text messages’ in its investigation into the Gold Coast Titans drug scandal.
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According to The Courier Mail, text messages with hidden meanings are at the centre of investigations involving eight current and former Titans players.
Kalifa Faifai Loa is said to have organised a ‘game of pool’, which the QCCC have alleged is code for a drug deal.
An ‘eight ball’ is slang for a quantity of cocaine worth around $1000.
Faifai-Loa faces one count of supplying cocaine after text messages were intercepted by the QCCC in relation to meetings at the Treetops Plaza in West Burleigh.
The QCCC will also allege that Gold Coast star Beau Falloon set up a drug deal with a text message reading “Our season starts now”, however lawyers have slammed the investigation and want all charges dropped, saying the allegations are “speculative”.
All five current Titans players allegedly involved have been stood down by the Titans and are currently unable to play in the NRL.