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Tackling illicit tobacco in Australia

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and its operational enforcement arm the Australian Border Force (ABF), is committed to addressing the risks associated with the importation of illicit tobacco. We continue to work wit... Read More →

Death of a refugee

A 23-year-old Iranian man who set himself on fire in Nauru has tragically died today from his injuries.Appropriate support is being provided to his wife and friends.The man was taken to Republic of Nauru Hospital for medical treatment by... Read More →

Couple charged with importing 6kg of cocaine

A 30-year-old Brazilian man and a 24-year-old Brazilian woman are scheduled to appear in Sydney Central Local Court today (22 April 2016) charged with importing approximately six kilograms of cocaine in their suitcases. On 21 April 2016... Read More →

Man charged with importing cocaine internally

A 52-year-old Finnish man is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with attempting to import approximately 224 grams of cocaine inside his body. On Monday (18 April), the man was targeted by Australian Border F... Read More →

Reinforcing trade links with Indonesia

Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner, Roman Quaedvlieg, today in Canberra hosted a delegation of senior officials from the Indonesian Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) led by his counterpart, Director General Heru Pa... Read More →

ABC PM: ‘Media freedom row’

ABC PM’s story “AFP admits extreme surveillance on reporter, setting off media freedom row”, broadcast on 14 April, contains a number of inaccuracies. The story stated “the police were acting at the behest of the... Read More →

Drug Seizures Follow Joint Agency Operation

The WA Police Organised Crime Squad Meth Transport Team (MTT) and Australian Border Force (ABF) have seized about 3kg of methylamphetamine and 17kg of cannabis after a week-long operation at the Perth Domestic Airport. The operation was... Read More →

Three Arrested on Cigarette Smuggling Charges

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers arrested two men aged 25 and 26 and a 33-year-old woman yesterday (8 April 2016) after a two-month investigation revealed they had been allegedly involved in smuggling cigarettes into Australia. Of... Read More →

Man charged with ice import in gears

A joint Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) operation has resulted in the arrest of one man and the seizure of about two kilograms of methamphetamine. The operation began late last month when ABF officers e... Read More →

Two in Cairns court for alleged importation of ice

A man and a woman from Port Douglas have appeared before a Queensland court charged with allegedly importing three kilograms of crystal-methamphetamine labelled as bath salts. On 22 March 2016, the Australian Border Force (ABF) at the S... Read More →

Death of detainee at Villawood - Updated

A 42-year-old New Zealand national died last night (4 April) in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre (VIDC). Staff were alerted to an unconscious man at about 9.45pm and attempted to resuscitate him. Paramedics also treated the man bu... Read More →

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Commander Erin Dale discusses shopping online this Christmas

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