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07/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2019 19:57

Undervalued boats cost importers almost $2 million

18-07-2019 - Companies importing vessels from overseas have been put on notice by the Australian Border Force (ABF) after demands for payments of nearly $2 million were issued for two undervalued commercial craft. In the worst case, an investi... Read More →



15-07-2019 - The largest ever drug interception operation coordinated by ACT Policing has seen approximately 384 kilograms of cocaine seized and two men charged with drug importation offences. Earlier this year, ACT Policing received informat... Read More →



15-07-2019 - Our staff are working hard to minimise earlier delays caused by an outage. All issues have now been rectified. We appreciate the patience of passengers at this time and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. Read More →



12-07-2019 - On 5 July 2019, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at the Container Examination Facility in Melbourne inspected a shipping container resulting in the detection and seizure of illicit rough-cut tobacco equating to over $5.69 millio... Read More →



12-07-2019 - The South Australian Joint Agency Ice Strike Team (JAIST) has charged a 56-year-old Middleton man with allegedly importing multiple consignments of Fentanyl into Australia. In March 2019, Australian Border Force (ABF) ... Read More →



05-07-2019 - This statement provides an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the on-water reception and processing of illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs). The reporting period is from 1 June 2019 to 30 J... Read More →



05-07-2019 - Four men have been charged and methylamphetamine worth nearly $400 million has been seized after a joint investigation uncovered a drug syndicate operating in NSW. In late 2018, detectives from the NSW Police Force Organised Crime... Read More →



02-07-2019 - An Indonesian fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters has been apprehended off north-west Western Australia in an operation undertaken by the Australian Border Force (ABF) Maritime Border Command (MBC) and t... Read More →



01-07-2019 - Today, a Customs Group has been established in the Australian Border Force (ABF) within the Home Affairs Portfolio. Since 1901, customs has had a long and positive history - in advancing trade and travel, revenue collection,... Read More →



01-07-2019 - A 42-year-old Canadian woman has been charged with attempting to import approximately 12 kilograms of cocaine into Australia. Yesterday (30 June 2019), a 42-year-old Canadian national arrived into Sydney International Airport on ... Read More →



01-07-2019 - Officers from the Australian Border Force have netted significant results in activity across the country in the past week, targeting labour hire intermediaries (LHI) as part of the ongoing Operation Battenrun, which protects vulnerabl... Read More →



27-06-2019 - A 38-year-old Malaysian national has been charged with drug importation offences after allegedly attempting to internally import approximately 700 grams of a substance containing heroin through Avalon Airport. On Tuesday 25... Read More →



27-06-2019 - The Australian Border Force (ABF) has issued duty demands of more than $15 million to combat duty evasion on aluminium from China. The ABF announced these results as part of an ongoing two year investigation into the dumping of alumin... Read More →



26-06-2019 - The master of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been convicted of offences under Australia's fisheries and environment legislation, after being apprehended for illegally fishing two nautical miles inside the Ashmore Reef ... Read More →



21-06-2019 - A 26 year old Vietnamese merchant seaman has been stopped from coming ashore after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers located child exploitation material on his mobile phone. The man arrived at the port of Kwinana, south of Pe... Read More →



20-06-2019 - An ongoing Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) investigation has resulted in the arrest of a third man for his alleged involvement in a criminal endeavour to import almost 600 kilograms of cocaine into Australia on 31 J... Read More →



19-06-2019 - It is with deep regret that the Australian Border Force (ABF) confirms the death of an ABF officer on board an ABF Cutter in the Torres Strait overnight. As the Commissioner of the ABF, I have offered my deepest condolences to the o... Read More →



17-06-2019 - Australia and Malaysia launched Operation Redback XIII today, a joint border protection exercise to fight maritime crime in the Malacca Strait. The thirteenth iteration of Operation Redback is being held from 17 to 21 June 2019 and will... Read More →



12-06-2019 - Last week, the latest joint cross border patrol with Papua New Guinea has taken place in Australia's northern border region of the Torres Strait. Led by the Australian Border Force (ABF), the patrols are critical in supporting j... Read More →



11-06-2019 - Australian and Hong Kong authorities have seized 20 litres of gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and a range of other drugs, conducted over 40 search warrants and other activities across Australia as part of a National Week of Action t... Read More →