Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Australian Government

11/04/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/03/2019 22:31

Japanese tourist arrested over child exploitation material

04-11-2019 - A 30 year-old Japanese tourist has been arrested and charged after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly found a large amount of child exploitation material on his mobile phone at Perth International Airport. ABF office... Read More →

02-11-2019 - Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Northern Territory Police have detained a member of the New Zealand Mongrel Mob organised crime gang in Darwin. The man was taken into custody after a warrant was executed on... Read More →

01-11-2019 - Three people have faced court after Australian authorities intercepted and investigated the alleged importation of 24kg of methylamphetamine concealed within steel tubing, in a consignment containing two treadmills, imported from Thai... Read More →

01-11-2019 - The master of an Indonesian fishing vessel apprehended off the coast of Darwin, Northern Territory, was sentenced in Darwin Local Court for illegal fishing in Australian waters. Pleading guilty to charges under the Fisheries Manag... Read More →

31-10-2019 - Four men have been charged over the importation of 400kg of methylamphetamine, which was detected by Australian Border Force (ABF) concealed in bottles of chilli sauce imported from the USA. In September 2018, the State Crime Co... Read More →

28-10-2019 - A 54-year-old man was due to appear before the Melbourne Magistrate's Court today on the alleged internal concealment of 109 pellets suspected to contain amphetamines imported via Melbourne International Airport on Saturday (26 Oct... Read More →

28-10-2019 - The Australian Border Force (ABF) led Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) executed multiple search warrants this week at a number of premises across Melbourne including four residential addresses, a storage facility and three commercial ... Read More →

25-10-2019 - Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have detained three Chinese and two Malaysian nationals in the southern Perth suburb of Piara Waters as part of an ongoing national operation targeting unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries and... Read More →

23-10-2019 - The Australian Government's Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF), led by the Australian Border Force (ABF) has detected more than one million cigarettes in an air cargo shipment from Korea declared as 'mini massagers'. ... Read More →

18-10-2019 - A 49-year-old Italian national is scheduled to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today (Friday, 18 October 2019) after he was charged with importing approximately 300 grams of heroin wrapped in 66 pellets concealed inside his body... Read More →

12-10-2019 - Australia's new Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has detected and seized more than 262 tonnes of illicit tobacco, with an estimated excise value of more than $270 million, since it was established in July 2018. The ITTF is a... Read More →

10-10-2019 - The Australian Border Force's (ABF) Detector Dog Program has been protecting Australia's borders for 50 years; an incredible achievement of continuous service that contributes to security at the border and the protection o... Read More →

09-10-2019 - A 40 year-old Australian citizen has been arrested and charged after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at Perth Airport allegedly found him in possession of dozens of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. Read More →

07-10-2019 - A patched member of New Zealand's notorious Head Hunters outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been refused entry into Perth International Airport due to the risk he posed to the Australian community. The 36 year old man arrived... Read More →

01-10-2019 - The Illicit Tobacco Taskforce continues to detect and seize shipments of black market cigarettes attempting to be smuggled across the border. Between 21-25 September 2019 three separate detections were made in air cargo consignmen... Read More →

30-09-2019 - Australian and Indonesian maritime security and fisheries management agencies have completed Operation GANNET, a week-long joint patrol of the Timor Sea targeting illegal fishing and the movement of illicit goods. The Australian Borde... Read More →

27-09-2019 - Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) have located 10 foreign nationals working illegally on a large strawberry farm at Bambun, north of Perth. Seven were from Vietnam and three from Malaysia. One female and one male fro... Read More →

27-09-2019 - Maritime Border Command, a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force, and the Republic of Singapore Navy signed an agreement on Monday, 23 September to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sharing and protection of information related... Read More →

26-09-2019 - Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have seized more than 123 tonnes of illicit tobacco at the border in just two months, after new regulations came into effect declaring the commodity a prohibited import. The 123 tonnes consisted ... Read More →

18-09-2019 - Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in Sydney have arrested two Malaysian nationals after detecting and preventing more than 1,200 kilograms of ephedrine from reaching illicit drug manufacturers and being used to produce 'ice... Read More →