Police and border protection agencies have seized approximately 300 kilograms of cocaine imported into Melbourne via air cargo in pallets of cocoa powder.
Joint media releases
In support of the European Money Mule week of action, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Border Force (ABF), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Transaction Reports Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) conducted intelligence gathering and analysis activities last week (20-24 November).
Police have seized 700kg of cocaine and arrested three men as part of a multi-agency investigation into international drug trafficking by sea.
A Sydney-based cocaine-supply syndicate has been dismantled following a joint-agency investigation into money laundering.
Five Australians have been charged following a joint-agency investigation into an international drug importation syndicate.
Three men have been arrested by the Victorian Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF), following an alleged attempt to import 17 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed within a consignment of door hinges.
Another significant outcome under Operation Vitreus, with South Australia Police seizing 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine as a direct result of knowledge shared by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, via Western Australia Police.
An investigation involving the WA Police Proceeds of Crime Meth Money Team and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has resulted in the seizure of about $1.6 million cash.
Three linked Australian Border Force (ABF) operations have resulted in the arrests of five men for allegedly importing more than 14 million cigarettes into Melbourne. The ABF Tobacco Strike Team, with assistance from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) began investigating the individuals following earlier arrests by ABF of other syndicate members earlier this year.