Joint media releases

Joint media releases

11/12/2020
This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and UK National Crime Agency

Five men have been arrested across Western Sydney and London following a joint investigation by Australian and UK authorities into a shipment of almost 450 kilograms of MDMA concealed in an excavator imported into Australia from the UK.

06/12/2020
Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police, Australian Border Force

A 33-year-old man from New South Wales has been charged over the April 2019 seizure of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine imported into Melbourne from Canada, after an extensive multi-agency investigation.

19/11/2020
Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Victoria Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

The self-described ‘queen’ of a criminal drug smuggling syndicate who has been convicted for her role in attempting to import high grade heroin into Melbourne was sentenced to prison in the Melbourne County Court today (Thursday 19 November, 2020).

29/10/2020
This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Victoria Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

A mother and son convicted over supplying and trafficking a commercial quantity of methamphetamine as part of a criminal syndicate were sentenced to prison before the Melbourne County Court late yesterday (Wednesday 28 October, 2020).

23/10/2020
Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and AUSTRAC.

Forty-four Australian men are facing 350 charges of possessing child exploitation material after a law enforcement referral sparked a large, nationwide criminal investigation.

21/10/2020
New South Wales Police Force, Financial Crimes Squad, Organised Crime Squad, the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Detectives have dismantled an alleged criminal syndicate operating a large-scale family day care fraud with the execution of over 30 search warrants at 18 locations and 13 arrests today.

15/10/2020
Australia and New Zealand law enforcement and Australian Commonwealth agencies.

A national joint operation to target and disrupt the criminal activities of members and associates of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang has resulted in 24 people being charged with dozens of offences across Australia.

09/10/2020
Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

A WA man is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (9 October 2020) over the seizure of illicit drugs and $197,000 cash, after a joint investigation into an intercepted mail package containing methamphetamine.

25/09/2020
Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police

Police have arrested five people and seized drugs, cash and vehicles over the past 10 days as part of a Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) investigation into an organised crime group operating out of Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Warrants were executed at three addresses early yesterday morning by JOCTF investigators, comprising members from Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

04/09/2020
Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police

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***