By Padraic Murphy
THE senior officer who led a raid in which the drugs seized were later linked to the overdose death of another policeman has been suspended.
Victorian corruption investigators are close to finalising their probe into the theft of the drugs linked to the death of Constable Geoffrey William "Billy" Gunn.
Corruption investigators have been examining allegations the drugs were stolen during a raid - dubbed Operation Ayah - by drug squad detectives and somehow passed to Gunn.
Gunn was found dead in the bedroom of his home in the inner Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford on June 18, 2001.
His death was attributed by the coroner to "amphetamine and narcotic toxity".