Joint media releases
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.
Drug syndicates using the postal system to import methamphetamine have been put on notice, following a nationwide law enforcement operation targeting the ice supply chain into Australia.
Police will address the media today after three men were charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs by an organised crime syndicate.
Detectives have charged two men, seized nearly 2kg of cocaine and dismantled a large clandestine drug laboratory as part of an ongoing joint investigation into the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs by an organised crime syndicate.
Operation WALWA has targeted an online marketplace of child abuse material since 2018 and has resulted in 16 people arrested on 738 charges in Australia.
Most significantly, Operation WALWA also saw four children rescued from further harm.
Detectives have charged a further two men as part of an ongoing joint investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs which has so far seen the seizure of more than 420kg of cocaine.
Detectives investigating the supply of prohibited drugs have charged five people and prevented more than 200kg of cocaine from hitting the streets of NSW.