Joint media releases
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).
Five alleged criminal syndicate members accused of orchestrating a black flight from PNG to Australia with 52kg of methamphetamine on board have been charged under an AFP-led investigation.
The AFP is unleashing a highly-skilled, multi-agency taskforce to target criminals who are laundering tens of millions of dollars in Australia every day to bankroll lavish lifestyles and further crime.
A member of a transnational organised crime syndicate has been sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment by the Melbourne County Court for his involvement in the importation of 63kgs of pure methamphetamine.
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.