Joint media releases
Two alleged senior members of a transnational crime syndicate linked to plots to import at least one tonne of methamphetamine into Australia have been arrested in Taiwan. The AFP worked with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and international partners to identify and locate the Taiwanese nationals, after one of them came on the AFP radar during Operation Ironside.
A West Australian man has been sentenced to a 13-month suspended prison term by the WA Supreme Court for insider trading.
Charges have been laid against a further three people after more than 70kg of cocaine was seized at a Sydney unit earlier this year.
A joint-agency police investigation into the importation of prohibited drugs has resulted in the seizure of more than $2.5 million in cash and more than 300kg of methylamphetamine and cocaine.
Two people have been arrested after an investigation into an organised crime syndicate allegedly importing and distributing tens of millions of dollars of illicit drugs into Melbourne and operating a drug ‘safe house’.
Two men have been arrested in Melbourne after authorities seized more than 300 kilograms of liquid MDMA hidden in a consignment of French wine bottles.
The AFP has seized $1 million in cash and charged a West Australian man, 34, with dealing in the proceeds of crime as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering.
Five men have been arrested after police seized more than $80 million of methylamphetamine (ice), firearms, and $1.7 million cash, during a multi-agency police operation spanning three states.
A New South Wales man, 50, has been jailed following an international, multi-agency investigation into the importation of 188 kilograms of cocaine supplied by a Mexican drug cartel in 2019.
The AFP-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT) has restrained more than $10 million dollars in assets – including eight ACT properties, four high-end vehicles, luxury goods, cash and cryptocurrencies – amid an international money laundering investigation.