Two men charged after 63 kilograms of Meth was found hidden in shipping pallets

Two men from Sydney have been charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs, contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), after allegedly importing 63 kilograms of meth concealed inside shipping pallets from Malaysia, with an estimated street value of $18.9 million. The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.

The men were arrested after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) conducted a controlled delivery of the consignment to an address in Guildford ...

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Number of men set to be charged in international $47 million cocaine investigation

Five men allegedly connected to 188 kilograms of cocaine seized by Australian authorities in 2019 have been arrested, with a sixth man to be served a court attendance notice after an extensive international multi-agency investigation.

The men are being questioned by police after being taken into custody during a series of coordinated pre-dawn search warrants in New South Wales.

Police believe the men are part of a transnational criminal syndicate that intended to distribute the cocaine throughout Australia after it was supplied ...

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Warnings over spike in banned dog collar detections

An alarming spike in the number of banned ‘pronged’ dog collars detected at the border has prompted a warning from the Australian Border Force (ABF).

The collars are considered dangerous due to the possibility of the prongs causing injury by puncturing or bruising a dog’s neck during use, even if unintentional, and the potential for misuse, and as such are classified as a prohibited import.

The majority of intercepted consignments are of single collars and banned collars have been detected by ABF ...

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llicit Tobacco Taskforce Targets International and Domestic Tobacco Smuggling Rings

Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) led by The Australian Border Force (ABF) has disrupted the activities of two alleged organised crime syndicates involved in the importation and distribution of illicit tobacco throughout Victoria and Western Australia.

The first operation occurred when ABF officers from the ITTF executed Customs Act 1901 search and seizure warrants at a number of residential and commercial properties in suburban Melbourne.

The targets allegedly belong to an organised crime syndicate that smuggles illicit molasses tobacco into Melbourne and distributes ...

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