Australians Customs and Border Force Notifications

Notices from Australian Border Force and Australian Customs

Police officers searching the wooden lathe

Fentanyl Warning Following Australia’s Largest Detection of the Deadly Opioid

The AFP has seized the largest shipment ever detected in Australia of the deadly opioid fentanyl, stopping more than five million potentially lethal doses of the drug hitting the streets, following a joint operation with the Australian Border Force (ABF). More than 11kg of pure powdered fentanyl and 30kg of methamphetamine were hidden inside in […]

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Cocaine Seized From Cargo Ship.

700kg of Cocaine Found Hidden on a Cargo Ship in Sydney

Police are seeking information about the criminal syndicate responsible for 700kg of Cocaine that was imported and hidden on a cargo ship at Sydney’s Port Botany. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers discovered the drugs on 22 July, 2022 during an inspection of shipping containers on the container ship Maersk Inverness, which had docked a day earlier.

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Electric Vehicle Charging.

Removal of Customs Duty on Electric Vehicles

Customs duty on electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles with a customs value less than the fuel efficient luxury car tax threshold will have a ‘Free’ rate of duty from 1 July 2022. The ‘Free’ rate of duty applies to all goods that meet this requirement, except those from Russia and Belarus

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Cocaine and Methylamphetamine Seized worth $150M

$150 Million Worth of Cocaine and Methylamphetamine Seized

Detectives have charged three men following a joint investigation into the alleged importation into Sydney of methylamphetamine and cocaine worth more than $150 million. In June this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, in partnership with Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC), established Strike Force Wullamulla to

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Cocaine found in the tyres

Authorities Put The Brakes on $24 Million Cocaine Tyre Import

The AFP has charged four West Australians during an investigation into a transnational drug trafficking syndicate after 66 kilograms of cocaine – worth about $23.7 million ­‑ was seized in Perth. Operation Dommeldange was launched late last month (June 2022) when Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly found the cocaine hidden in four car tyres imported

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ABF Uniform

Reduced Timeframes for the Disposal of Unclaimed Imported Goods 

From 1 July 2022, the Australian Border Force (ABF) have introduced a shorter holding period for the disposal of unclaimed imported goods. These are imported goods that have not been claimed or abandoned by the importer. ​​Operators holding goods that have not been entered for home consumption (and are required to do so under the Customs

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The Jukebox that Had Cocaine Hidden Inside.

Three Arrested Over 45kg of Cocaine Hidden in Jukebox From Greece

Three men were arrested last week as part of a Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (JOCTF) investigation into the importation of cocaine into Melbourne. The arrests followed the importation of approximately 45kg of cocaine hidden in a jukebox from Greece, which was detected by Australian Border Force officers. A 39-year-old Spotswood man, 26-year-old Reservoir man and

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Tariffs on Russian and Belarusian Goods

Following the Prime Ministers announcement of an additional 35% duty to apply to goods from Russia and Belarus Australia to impose tariff increases on all imports from Russia | Prime Minister of Australia (pm.gov.au), the Australian Border Force published on the Federal Register of Legislation, a “Notice of intention to Propose Customs Tariff Alterations” Notice of Intention

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Drugs found in Commercial Dough Mixer by the AFP and ABF.

Freight Forwarder and Two Other Men Charged Over Plots to Import 100kg of Methamphetamine

A 39-year-old freight forwarder has been charged over his alleged role in a plan to import 100 kilograms of methamphetamine from Canada. He is the third Sydney man charged following a joint Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force investigation into a transnational drug trafficking syndicate. The investigation has also resulted in the seizure of 1 tonne

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