1kg of Heroin, cash, and firearms seized in joint investigation, Gold Coast

A Robina man has been charged in connection with attempting to import a kilogram of heroin into Queensland. Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), in Sydney, had recently detected the heroin which had been sent through the international mail stream.

Police executed a search warrant at a Robina residence where a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple drug and weapon offences.

During the search of the man’s residence and vehicle, police located and seized a .22 calibre pistol with ...

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4 dead, 9 missing after cargo ship runs aground in the Philippines

Four crew members from a cargo ship that ran aground off the southern Philippines have died, while seven have been rescued and a search is continuing for nine others, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

The crew of LCT Cebu Great Ocean abandoned the vessel, which was carrying nickel ore and 2,000 litres of diesel, before it ran aground on Monday 19th April.

The bodies of the four crew members were found after being washed onto the shore, while the seven were rescued ...

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Man charged after seizure of 34kgs of drugs from Melbourne ‘safe house’

Joint Taskforce Icarus members have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Melbourne man, in connection to a 34kg seizure of drugs from an alleged ‘safe house’ early this year. Investigators arrested the Melbourne man at his city apartment and he is the fourth person charged with serious drug offences as a result of the joint taskforce investigation codenamed Operation Trento.

In January the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victoria Police officers seized 13.3kg of methamphetamine and 20.8kg of the border controlled precursor ...

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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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Australian Trusted Trader

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Reducing red tape for Trusted Traders at the border, improving certainty in export markets, and expediting the flow of cargo in and out of Australia.

If you are an importer, exporter, service provider, active in the international supply chain for 2 years, financially solvent, and have an Australian Business Number you might be eligible!

As an Australian Trusted Trader, you can ...

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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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Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for his part in the importation of 1.2 tonnes of Ephedrine

A 23 year old man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty for his part in importing 1.2 tonnes of Ephedrine.

A shipment declared as furniture was X-rayed by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at the Sydney Container Examination facility. During the X-ray, officers noted anomalies in the contents of the container.

A physical examination of the container revealed 127 boxes hidden behind a large amount of wooden furniture which included chairs, tables and couches. The boxes were ...

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Owner of ‘Ever Given’ declares General Average – Marine insurance matters!

As the investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal began last week, the vessel’s Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen, has declared General Average.

The grounding of the Ever Given is shaping up as potentially the most complex ‘general average’ (GA) claim of all time, with litigation potentially involving 20,000 teu and up to 20 cargo interests per container.

Lloyd’s List has reported that Egypt is looking to claim around $1bn in compensation for the casualty that closed the Suez Canal for six days last ...

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Sea container measures to protect against the Khapra Beetle – An update!

Phase 6A of the Khapra Beetle urgent actions will commence from 12 April 2021. Phase 6A will introduce mandatory offshore treatment requirements for target risk sea containers.

Implementation dates will be staggered and depend on the type of target risk container.

Target risk containers must be:

The target of these treatments is the container and not the goods/commodity being shipped within the container. This ...

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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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