Releases

Illegal foreign fishers plead guilty

Joint media release: Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Australian Border Force and Parks Australia Thirty Vietnamese foreign fishermen from two separate vessels pleaded guilty and were convicted for breaking Australian fisherie... Read More →

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 →