When an unorthodox AFP detective, with a confrontational personality, uncovers an operation of a Mexican drug cartel in Australia. He must now stop a one ton inbound shipment of heroin with the help of an uptight FBI agent after the same gang.
When an unorthodox detective from Perth’s confrontational personality lands him in a drunken brawl with a bunch of Mexican drug cartel members, he pulls his gun and is tipped on a scheme involving a one ton inbound shipment of heroin . Now he must work with an uptight FBI agent who happens to be his one night stand to stop them.
The premise strains credibility. For example, the American counterpart wouldn’t be an FBI agent but rather a DEA agent. Also, heroin trafficing into Australia is more likely to be handled and controlled by Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, Tamil or Chinese nationals — not Mexicans.
And the Americans have more than enough work on their hands trying to interdict drug smuggling by the Mexican cartels on their own border. What are the stakes, why would they be concerned about and meddle in drug trafficing in another country, in another hemisphere over 7,000 miles away?
True about the drug cartel’s ethnicity being miss placed, however, I did read that Mexican cartels are in fact trafficking cocaine to Oz not sure about the amounts or frequencies when compared to Asian ones. In my mind it was a small leap from one drug to the next and if anything more of an alarming event for local police to discover a new illegal organization on their soil.
As for the FBI v DEA the FBI deal with drugs as well and to that matter also collaborate with other countries whereas the DEA deals with drugs in the US not outside.
Reason for the FBI agent to get involved was he is tracking the same organization that smuggles drugs into the US. If he is able to catch them in Australia that would weaken them and help him stop them on his home ground.
Changing Mexican to Asian is a technicality so thanks for pointing it out. Not sure if this is a good plot device am trying to contrast an FBI agent with an ausie cop.
Also it isn’t personal for the protagonist should it be necessarily in a buddy cop logline?