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Sea Cargo Reporting Requirements and Inspection Arrangements

The Australian Border Force has published new ACN 2023/01 which is intended to clarify mandatory reporting timeframes and update the free storage arrangements for Full Container Loads (FCLs) of containerised cargo selected to be subject to ABF compliance activity. Mandatory reporting timeframes Prior to the arrival of cargo in Australia, it is a requirement for […]

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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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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season 2022-23 Update

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) published the following Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Update and is available through the link below. BMSB Season 2022-23 Update Changes to Measures for the 2022-23 BMSB Risk Season: Emerging risk countries will apply to China and UK only. Chapters 94 and 95 will be subject to

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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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Lizards That were Found in the Smuggling.

Two Men Sentenced After Smuggling Live Lizards From Australia to the United States

Two men have been sentenced for wilfully smuggling native lizards from Australia to the United States (US). The two men aged 39 and 31, pled guilty to the charge in Miami, Florida after investigations by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement. Both were sentenced last

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Illegal Drugs That the AFP and ABF Found Concealed in Tea.

Police Seize 69kg of Illegal Drugs Concealed in Tea

More than $55 million worth of drugs have been seized, after 56 kilograms of methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of heroin were identified in a consignment of green tea and magnets from Thailand. The Australian Federal Police has launched an investigation this week, after Australian Border Force (ABF) uncovered the illegal import. ABF officers in Melbourne

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Maersk and an MSC Container ship at Berth.

Container Lines Suspends Shipments to Russia

Ocean Network Express Container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) on Monday suspended bookings to and from Russia in response to Western sanctions on Moscow following its invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s assault on its neighbour, which Moscow says is a “special operation”, is the biggest state-to-state invasion in Europe since World War Two. “Booking acceptance

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Meth found in Wooden Pallets by the AFP.

Brisbane Man Charged with Importing 83kg of Methamphetamine Hidden Inside Timber Pallets

A 32-year-old Brisbane man is scheduled to face Brisbane Magistrates Court after the Queensland Joint Organised Task Force (QJOCTF) charged him with importing 83kg of methamphetamine allegedly hidden inside hollowed-out timber pallets. The QJOCTF – which comprises the AFP, Australian Border Force (ABF), Queensland Police (QPS) and Department of Home Affairs (DHA) – arrested the

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