Australian authorities have seized about 21kg of methamphetamine, arrested two men and summonsed a third in Perth during an investigation into a Western Australia-based drug trafficking syndicate.
joint media release
Eight people were arrested in Melbourne over the past fortnight as part of a joint operation targeting an organised crime syndicate police will allege is responsible for the importation of over $20M worth of illicit drugs into Australia.
A Sydney-based pharmacist and a male associate have been charged as part of a joint agency investigation into illicit drug supply.
A third man was arrested today in connection with a large scale clandestine drug laboratory located in Adelaide’s south this week.
Australian authorities have joined with international agencies to successfully stop a plan to sail a yacht hiding approximately 500 kilograms of cocaine from South America to Australia, through the Pacific.
This is a joint media release issued by members of the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (comprising of the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Queensland Police Service and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) and the Australian Defence Force.
The first warrant executed by the newly established Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has uncovered more than 17 acres of illegal tobacco crops and 6 tonnes of tobacco leaf, with an estimated excise value of $13.3 million, growing near Katherine.
A joint agency investigation - responsible for dismantling an alleged global crime syndicate last year - has led to further arrests by international partners, after Dutch authorities charged two men believed to be involved in supplying drugs to the syndicate.
Almost 60 million cigarettes have been seized as part of a joint operation targeting illicit tobacco, significantly disrupting a large criminal syndicate operating in multiple states and territories.
Leaders of tax enforcement authorities from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States have established a joint operational alliance, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5), to increase collaboration in the fight against international a