Illicit drugs

17/05/2022

A NSW man and a German national with suspected links to organised crime have been charged by the AFP for allegedly importing 320kg of cocaine into Western Australia.

12/04/2022

Police arrested four people in Melbourne over the past week as part of an investigation into an organised crime syndicate linked to the trafficking of drugs in Victoria.

10/04/2022

A joint-agency police investigation has resulted in the seizure of approximately $4.7 million cash, 5kg of illicit drugs, and a number of cryptocurrency automatic teller machines, following inquiries into the importation of prohibited drugs and alleged money laundering in New South Wales.

31/03/2022

An AFP-led investigation targeting transnational organised crime has seized 416kg of cocaine off Yorke Peninsula, the biggest haul of illicit drugs ever confiscated in South Australia, worth an estimated street value of more than $166 million dollars.

11/02/2022

Two members of a criminal syndicate arrested in 2019 for importing 228 kilograms of cocaine into Sydney have been sentenced to 28 and 23 years’ imprisonment respectively.

23/12/2021

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate three men who are wanted over their alleged participation in organised criminal groups in Sydney’s south-west.

21/11/2021

Three men have been charged by the Victorian Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (JOCTF) for an alleged attempt to import 140 kilograms of methamphetamine into Australia concealed in catering equipment.

22/11/2021

A joint-agency police investigation has resulted in the seizure of more than 1100 litres of pseudoephedrine, following an investigation into the importation of prohibited drugs into New South Wales.

18/11/2021

Two Sydney men – including a man the Australian Federal Police allege is one of the nation's most significant organised crime threats – have been charged with significant drug offences.

28/10/2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the 14th report of its National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (the Program). This report presents data on Australia’s drug consumption for 12 substances. The April 2021 collection covered around 56 per cent of Australia’s population—about 13 million Australians.