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Based on all intelligence available to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), it is likely that cocaine trafficking groups (CTGs) collectively are attempting to supply as much, or perhaps more, cocaine to Australia than has ever been the case.


Serious and organised crime groups continue to profit from the business of drugs that cause harm to the Australian community.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) National Firearms Identification Database (NFID) is a reference tool that helps Australian police identify and record firearms in a consistent way. NFID is used to identify and characterise a firearm, using details such as make, model, chambering and capacity.


According to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, there has been an increase in methylamphetamine consumption in both capital cities and regional areas since August 2021.


High-risk criminal targets, including Australian Priority Organisation Targets (APOT) and Regional Priority Organisation Targets (RPOT) are resilient, well-resourced criminal entities that exploit national and international connections posing a threat to Australia’s national interest.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has been granted extraordinary powers which permit Examiners of the ACIC to compel witnesses to answer questions, or produce documents or things, in relation to special ACIC operations or investigations.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has intelligence on serious and organised criminals targeting Commonwealth-funded programs. This is classified information and not available to the public.


On 28 March 2022, DTO21 (court appointed pseudonym) was found guilty of contempt of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in the Federal Court of Australia for failing to answer questions asked by an ACIC Examiner and was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) conservatively estimates there are 260,000 firearms (250,000 long-arms and 10,000 handguns) in the domestic illicit market.


As the cost of legal tobacco products continues to rise through frequent increases in excise, serious and organised crime groups are taking advantage of the opportunity to make more illicit profits. Organised criminals view the illicit tobacco trade as low-risk and high-reward.