Cannabis accounted for the greatest proportion of the number and weight of illicit drugs seized in the Australian Capital Territory in 2015–16, according to a new report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).
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A new report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), released today, has revealed trends in the importation streams used to transport drugs into the country.
The Queensland Joint Organised Crime Task Force (QJOCTF), in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) State Crime Command, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Taxation Office, AUSTRAC, New South Wales Police, and South Australia Police has today closed a major operation which focused on investigating the trafficking of dangerous drugs, specifically cannabis.
The Queensland Police Service in partnership with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have today closed a joint operation targeting a network involved in the sale and distribution of cocaine and ice across Brisbane.
An Australian Border Force (ABF) operation, assisted by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), has resulted in the arrest of a 49-year-old man for allegedly possessing more than 4.8 million cigarettes illegally imported into Melbourne.
The WA Police Organised Crime Squad and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) have seized 18kg of MDMA (ecstasy) and 10kg of methylamphetamine after a joint investigation.
This month four finalists have progressed onto the feasibility study stage of the joint AUSTRAC-ACIC challenge in the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) program.
Five men have been arrested and charged following a sophisticated joint agency operation in Sydney and Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China, that resulted in the seizure of more than 100 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ice’ in China. If the drugs had reached Australia, they would have an estimated street value of AUD$101 million.
Three men have been charged, firearms and drugs seized, and booby traps dismantled, as part of a joint-agency investigation into transnational organised crime.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has today released the first National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report, revealing some of the highest methylamphetamine levels were seen at Western Australian sites.