Damian Marrett was just 19 years of age when he joined the Victoria Police as a somewhat reluctant recruit. Four years later in 1990 he was handpicked to work in a covert capacity for the Drug Squad, mixing with hardened criminals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During his tenure, Marrett worked deep undercover for over six months busting the kingpins of the Griffith Mafia in an operation still widely regarded as Australia's most complex sting. His undercover career spanned 6 years and covered over 60 successful operations. In that time, Marrett received numerous commendations for courage, investigative skills, professionalism, determination, and unwavering resolve. The work was perilous, but in its own way, richly rewarding.