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Correcting the record - visa fraud allegations

Reports by some Fairfax Media outlets and the ABC relating to alleged Border Force corruption misrepresent information provided to Fairfax Media by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). This is the second time in a... Read More →

Six illegal workers detained in Bowen region

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have executed a series of search warrants at a number of addresses around Bowen in north Queensland, detaining six unlawful non-citizens working in the agricultural sector. The warrants were execut... Read More →

Lucky seven added to arrival SmartGates

Australia’s arrival SmartGates can now be used by eligible Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, Japanese, Korean, French and Swedish ePassport holders, marking a significant expansion from eight eligible passports to 15. Arrivals SmartGates... Read More →

ABF sheds light on ephedrine concealment

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have charged a 25-year-old Sydney man with importing 12kg of ephedrine concealed in light globes. On 13 June 2016, ABF officers targeted a parcel from China addressed to a residence in Haymark... Read More →

2.5 tonnes of cigarettes seized in Sydney

Four Korean nationals faced Burwood Local Court yesterday charged with importing approximately 2.5 tonnes of cigarettes, with a potential street value of up to $1 million and up to $830,000 duty evaded. On 7 June 2016, Australian... Read More →

Three-month operation nets 140 kilos of meth

An operation conducted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) has resulted in the seizure of around 140 kilograms of methamphetamine and four people being arrested for drug importation offences. The... Read More →

Ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters

Following a joint operation by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Maritime Border Command (MBC) within the Australian Border Force, five tonnes of ghost net has been removed from the Arafura Sea, north-east of Darwi... Read More →

Man charged with importing 18kg of ephedrine

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have charged a 29-year-old Sydney man with importing about 18 kilograms of ephedrine concealed in expandable buckets. Earlier this month (17 May), as part of an ongoing investigation, ABF offi... Read More →

Thousands of cigarettes seized at Melbourne Airport

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have seized almost 50,000 cigarettes which were allegedly smuggled into Australia by a Chinese national. The officers selected the 60-year-old man for a baggage examination after he arrived on a fl... Read More →

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Commander Erin Dale discusses shopping online this Christmas

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