Joint media releases
Two members of an alleged transnational criminal syndicate operating in Melbourne will face Melbourne Magistrates court today (Wednesday 6 September, 2023) after authorities seized approximately 300kg of methamphetamine.
Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged two people following an investigation into a criminal syndicate allegedly importing and supplying methamphetamine in NSW.
With the sole aim of causing maximum disruption to outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs) police across the country arrested 159 people, laying 693 charges and seizing 43 firearms and $1M in cash last week as part of a national week of action.
The AFP has charged two senior crew members from a bulk cargo carrier for their alleged roles in the importation of 849.5kg of cocaine into Western Australia.
Two men have been charged with attempting to import methamphetamine from a global criminal syndicate that has attempted to traffic almost $1.7 billion worth of the high-harm drug to Australia over several months. A further four men, who allegedly tried to buy the illicit drugs in Australia, have also been charged.
Police have charged three men allegedly linked to a transnational serious organised crime syndicate that attempted to smuggle more than 800kg of cocaine into Australia hidden on a bulk cargo carrier.
Documents allegedly showing exploitation of foreign workers have been seized from an ACT home during a joint operation by Australian Border Force (ABF), ACT Policing, Australian Federal Police (AFP), and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).
The Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG) has met in Melbourne to share intelligence, strategies and operational outcomes to help keep our nations safe from criminality and safeguard the rule of law.
An eighth man has now been found guilty over the 2017 importation of 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine into Western Australia – at the time the biggest meth seizure in Australian history.
NSW and Victoria Police have arrested 27 people in total and seized multiple firearms, following the conclusion of a joint-agency police operation across Southern NSW and north-eastern Victoria, targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs) and organised criminal networks (OCNs).