High Risk and Emerging Drugs No. 4 Special Operation

Our High Risk and Emerging Drugs No. 4 Special Operation looks at a range of drug markets in Australia and is focused on gathering intelligence around particular criminal activity so decisions are informed by the extent, impact and threat of that activity.

The operation recognises the importance of good intelligence when responding to illicit drug markets and identifying new drug-related threats to the community. Given the increased complexity and inter-related nature of illicit drugs, this special operation monitors all Australian illicit drug markets.

Through this work we develop a comprehensive understanding of all illicit drug markets, both domestically and internationally. We achieve this by leveraging our agency’s unique mix of powers, knowledge and capabilities to better understand the markets, and by informing our partners of new and emerging trends.

This special operation also proactively develops and informs appropriate operational, legal and policy responses.