Releases

Immigration visit to Mount Isa

Immigration officers will visit Mount Isa on 28 July to provide information to people who have overstayed their visas. A spokesperson for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) said the Community Status Resolution Se... Read More →

Man charged with importing 5kg of crystal meth

A 20-year-old Chinese national appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday, 19 July) charged with allegedly importing crystal methamphetamine (Ice) through the international air mail stream. Taskforce Icarus... Read More →

Woman charged with importing 4kg of cocaine

A 26-year-old Brazilian national has appeared in Sydney Central Local Court today charged with allegedly importing four kilograms of cocaine. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers targeted the woman for a baggage examination on her arr... Read More →

ABF smashes NSW steroids import racket

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have arrested and charged two Sydney men with importing performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs). ABF officers conducted an investigation into a NSW Central Coast based syndicate importin... Read More →

Townsville office honoured

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Townsville office has been recognised for its commitment to delivering services in the region. Following the introduction of international passenger flights to Townsville Airpo... Read More →

Unlawful fauna possession charges

WA Police Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged a 32 year old man in relation to a number of reptiles seized on Tuesday 31 May 2016, as part of a joint investigation with the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Australian ... Read More →

Rooting out corruption - The Age

Dear Editor, Recent recent articles by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker (Criminal gangs in visas for sale scam 27/06/16 and Border Force officials, Customs officers accused of smuggling 28/06/16) inaccurately and unfairly portray the Aus... Read More →

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 →