Investigators smash WA steroids racket

A 37-year-old man is to be summonsed to appear in court after Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators found 335 vials of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs). ABF officers targeted the man after they intercepted an internat... Read More →

Ghost net retrieval, a work of art

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

ABF seizes over 750 kilograms of tobacco

A 44-year old man is to be summonsed to appear in court after an ABF operation resulted in investigators finding over 750 kilograms of illegally imported tobacco, with a potential street value of up to $210,000 and up to $664,412 in duty... Read More →

Woman charged in relation to ‘Ice’ importation

A 55-year-old Brisbane woman is facing Melbourne Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 5 October 2016) charged with attempting to import approximately two kilograms of methamphetamine.The woman arrived at Melbourne International Airport ye... Read More →

Fair Work grants interim suspension to PIA

The Fair Work Commission has granted an interim order of suspension to all protected industrial action (PIA) after an application from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The order takes effect at 9 pm tonight (3... Read More →

Letter to the Editor - Fairfax

Dear sir, The article ‘I do not deserve this,’ pleads asylum seeker detained with violent criminals on Christmas Island (Fairfax 27/09/16) misrepresents the facts about an individual transferred to Christmas Island. Contrary... Read More →

Foreign fish poachers convicted

Joint media release: Australian Border Force and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority Those who seek to fish illegally in Australian waters will think twice after today’s conviction of 16 illegal foreign fishermen. The V... Read More →