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Meth syndicate disrupted

Two men have appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court today (4 September 2015), charged in relation to a number of importations of methamphetamine into Australia. Police will allege that, between 17 and 28 August 2015, a criminal... Read More →

Clarifying statement on Operation Fortitude

The Australian Border Force (ABF) will not be ‘stopping people at random’ in Melbourne to ‘check people’s papers’ as reported in media this morning regarding Operation Fortitude. As stated in this morni... Read More →

Minor targeted by alleged drug importer

The Australian Border Force (ABF) continues to warn students and young people not to accept international parcels for cash. Today a 20-year-old Chinese national today was charged with importing approximately 15kg of ephedrine.   Th... Read More →

No more Australian visa labels

Labels for Australian visas won’t be issued from September 1 in a move designed to streamline visa processing and encourage digital service use. The practice of obtaining visa labels often resulted in unnecessary expenses, delays ... Read More →

19-year-old charged with importing cocaine

A 19-year-old Brazilian national will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court today (20 August) charged with attempting to import four kilograms of cocaine into Australia through Melbourne Airport last weekend. Australian Border F... Read More →

Carlton FC welcomes new citizens

Today the Carlton Football Club with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection welcomed some of our newest citizens at a ceremony held at the club’s home, ‘Ikon Park’. Players Ciaran Byrne, Ciaran Sheehan and... Read More →

Teamwork shines light on suspicious mushrooms

Biosecurity officers from the Department of Agriculture and officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) demonstrated the importance of teamwork at the border last month by seizing a three-litre package of methamphetamine. Biosecuri... Read More →

ABF launches first vessel

The first ship to be launched under the Australian Border Force (ABF) flag – Cape Wessel – was officially named today in a special ceremony in Perth. ABF Cutter Cape Wessel is the seventh of eight Cape Class to be commission... Read More →

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