Illicit drugs


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.


A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years and three months in jail by the Melbourne County Court for his role in a failed plot to import 300 kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne in a shipment of cocoa powder


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission today released the thirteenth report of its National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.


A 37-year-old year Newcastle man is due to face Sydney Central Local Court today, charged with importing 230kg of methamphetamine following a joint police investigation.


Five men allegedly connected to 188 kilograms of cocaine seized by Australian authorities in 2019 have been arrested, with a sixth man to be served a court attendance notice after an extensive international multi-agency investigation.


Three Indian nationals have been arrested and charged by the AFP in Melbourne in relation to multiple alleged attempts to import border controlled substances into Australia.


Today the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the seventeenth edition of the Illicit Drug Data Report, which continues to provide an authoritative picture of illicit drugs in Australia.


Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, South Australia Police, Western Australia Police
Another significant outcome under Operation Vitreus, with South Australia Police seizing 10 kilograms of methylamphetamine as a direct result of knowledge shared by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, via Western Australia Police.


Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police
Three men have been arrested by the Victorian Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF), following an alleged attempt to import 17 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed within a consignment of door hinges.


Five Australians have been charged following a joint-agency investigation into an international drug importation syndicate.