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.
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A search warrant during a joint agency operation has uncovered a clandestine drug production facility at a home in Beverly Hills in Sydney’s south-west.
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
Two men have been arrested by the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Task Force (QJOCTF), following an alleged conspiracy to import 300 kilograms of cocaine into Australia from Peru via Singapore and Papua New Guinea (PNG). One woman has also been arrested and charged with dealing in proceeds of crime.
A NSW Joint Organised Crime Group (JOCG) investigation into a 200-kilogram shipment of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) hidden inside machinery yesterday resulted in the arrest of three men in Sydney’s south-west.
A man will face court today charged with drug supply as part of a joint investigation into the large-scale supply of cocaine.
Australian law enforcement agencies working with international counterparts in the US and Canada have successfully smashed a sophisticated criminal enterprise servicing the organised crime market with secure, encrypted communications.