Joint media releases
Detectives from the Victoria Police Criminal Proceeds Squad yesterday arrested five people as part of a significant joint agency investigation into an organised crime syndicate linked to one of Australia’s largest ever money laundering operations.
Police have executed 20 warrants across metropolitan Melbourne today as part of a Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) investigation that has led to Victoria's largest ever heroin seizure.
A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years and three months in jail by the Melbourne County Court for his role in a failed plot to import 300 kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne in a shipment of cocoa powder
Last month, the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) celebrated its third anniversary. Since its establishment in July 2018, the ITTF has seized and destroyed more than 264 tonnes of illicit tobacco and over 540 million cigarettes, with an estimated loss of revenue to the Commonwealth of over $870 million.
A 64 year old NSW man has been sentenced to imprisonment of 21 months to be served by way of Intensive Corrections Order after pleading guilty to tobacco smuggling offences contrary to the Customs Act 1901.
A 74-year-old South Australian man is scheduled to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today (30 July, 2021), after being charged on summons on 21 June, 2021, in relation to an alleged taxation fraud spanning 15 years and totalling more than $38.5 million.
A 37-year-old year Newcastle man is due to face Sydney Central Local Court today, charged with importing 230kg of methamphetamine following a joint police investigation.
A West Australian man accused of insider trading offences is expected to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today (9 April 2021).
Five men allegedly connected to 188 kilograms of cocaine seized by Australian authorities in 2019 have been arrested, with a sixth man to be served a court attendance notice after an extensive international multi-agency investigation.
A 27-year-old South Australian man is expected to appear in Sydney Central Local Court today following the seizure of approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine allegedly located on board a vessel off the New South Wales coast.