UPDATE: A fourth Melbourne man has been arrested today (Friday, 4 September) after around 100 kilograms of a methamphetamine analogue was seized during a multi-agency law enforcement operation in Melbourne overnight. ***Footage Available***
Joint media releases
Members of a Melbourne-based criminal syndicate, with alleged links to Italian organised crime, have been charged for conspiring to import over 500 kilograms of cocaine from PNG into Australia.
Police will address the media today after three men were charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs by an organised crime syndicate.
Detectives have charged two men, seized nearly 2kg of cocaine and dismantled a large clandestine drug laboratory as part of an ongoing joint investigation into the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs by an organised crime syndicate.
Operation WALWA has targeted an online marketplace of child abuse material since 2018 and has resulted in 16 people arrested on 738 charges in Australia.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) led Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has disrupted a major criminal operation involved in the domestic growing of illicit tobacco.
Drug syndicates using the postal system to import methamphetamine have been put on notice, following a nationwide law enforcement operation targeting the ice supply chain into Australia.