Joint media releases
The self-described ‘queen’ of a criminal drug smuggling syndicate who has been convicted for her role in attempting to import high grade heroin into Melbourne was sentenced to prison in the Melbourne County Court today (Thursday 19 November, 2020).
A mother and son convicted over supplying and trafficking a commercial quantity of methamphetamine as part of a criminal syndicate were sentenced to prison before the Melbourne County Court late yesterday (Wednesday 28 October, 2020).
Forty-four Australian men are facing 350 charges of possessing child exploitation material after a law enforcement referral sparked a large, nationwide criminal investigation.
Detectives have dismantled an alleged criminal syndicate operating a large-scale family day care fraud with the execution of over 30 search warrants at 18 locations and 13 arrests today.
A national joint operation to target and disrupt the criminal activities of members and associates of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang has resulted in 24 people being charged with dozens of offences across Australia.
A WA man is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (9 October 2020) over the seizure of illicit drugs and $197,000 cash, after a joint investigation into an intercepted mail package containing methamphetamine.
Police have arrested five people and seized drugs, cash and vehicles over the past 10 days as part of a Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) investigation into an organised crime group operating out of Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Warrants were executed at three addresses early yesterday morning by JOCTF investigators, comprising members from Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
UPDATE: A fourth Melbourne man has been arrested today (Friday, 4 September) after around 100 kilograms of a methamphetamine analogue was seized during a multi-agency law enforcement operation in Melbourne overnight. ***Footage Available***
Two Sydney men accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars for offshore Australian crime figures have been arrested and more than $1 million seized as part of an ongoing joint investigation into a transnational money laundering syndicate.
Members of a Melbourne-based criminal syndicate, with alleged links to Italian organised crime, have been charged for conspiring to import over 500 kilograms of cocaine from PNG into Australia.