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 →

Correcting the Record

Today’s article in the Guardian titled ‘Australian police accessed phone records of asylum whistleblower’ incorrectly links the mentioned investigation to the Australian Border Force (ABF) Act. The ABF Act commenced on... Read More →

Man charged with importing 10kg steroids

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have arrested and charged a 57-year-old Canadian citizen with importing approximately 10 kilograms of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) without a permit. Between 13 April and... Read More →

Statement on allegations raised by The Age

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), and its operational arm, the Australian Border Force (ABF), has been working actively with law enforcement partners to investigate allegations of serious criminality by its of... Read More →

8.4 kilograms of ephedrine found in dog bowls

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with importing approximately 8.4 kilograms of ephedrine in dog bowls. He appeared before the Waverley Local Court today. On 12 May 2016, ABF officer... Read More →

Prime Minister's visit to Darwin Port

The Prime Minister today visited East Arm Wharf, Darwin Port and conducted a familiarisation tour of the Australian Border Force (ABF) Cutter Cape Jervis. This also included a ‘meet and greet’ with ABF crew where he was brief... Read More →

Immigration to visit south-west NSW

Immigration officers will visit Griffith in south-west NSW on 19 May to provide immigration information to people who have overstayed their visas. A spokesperson for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) said the Co... Read More →

Statement in response to ABC 7:30 story

The Department is aware of claims reported on ABC 7:30 last night about the death of a detainee at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, and notes these are being investigated by the appropriate authorities. The Department continues t... Read More →

Foreign fishers convicted and boat destroyed

Joint media release with Australian Fisheries Management Authority Foreign fishers apprehended inside the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) last month were found guilty on Wednesday in Darwin for illegal fishing. Following an inv... Read More →

Staff survey – The Canberra Times

Dear Sir/Madam The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and its operational enforcement arm the Australian Border Force, is only 10 months into life as an integrated workforce (Immigration staff pan ‘military-style&rsq... Read More →

Two men charged and 2kg of crystal meth seized

Two men have been charged following a joint investigation into the importation of two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (ice) through the international air cargo stream. Joint Taskforce Icarus officers – including the Australia... Read More →

Death of refugee in Nauru

A 26-year-old Bangladeshi man has died from suspected heart failure in Nauru today.The man admitted himself to the Republic of Nauru Hospital on 9 May complaining of chest pains. He was receiving ongoing treatment in hospital, but died e... Read More →