Releases

ABF returns serve on alleged Aussie Open Scammers

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have stopped two Estonian nationals from entering Australia after it was revealed they planned to engage in corrupt betting activities at the Australian Open.  The two men, aged 37 and 38, ar... Read More →

Melbourne man charged with importing Steroids

A 27 year-old Melbourne man is due to face court next month after illegally importing a range of steroids and Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs) into Australia. Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators targeted the man aft... Read More →

End of the line for illegal fishers

One foreign fisher has gone to jail and a further 29 illegal foreign fishers from two separate apprehensions have been convicted for breaches of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (FMA Act) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity ... Read More →

Death of a refugee

A 27-year-old Sudanese refugee has sadly died today from injuries suffered after a fall and seizure at the Manus Regional Processing Centre. The man was taken to IHMS Clinic on Manus for urgent treatment. He was then air-lifted to ... Read More →

Correcting the record

marie claire’s article “Welcome to Death Island” (January 2017 edition) is misleading, inaccurate and relies on a discredited Amnesty report and anonymous sources. Read More →

186kgs cocaine seized, 10 men charged

Ten men have been charged and approximately 186 kilograms of cocaine seized from a vessel which was escorted into the port of Hobart last week. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $60.45 million. Last Monday (12 December), a 50... Read More →

Native lizards saved from illegal export

A man has been charged after more than 20 native Australian lizards were saved from illegal export, wrapped in socks and concealed in mail items bound for Hong Kong. On 13 December Australia Post workers at the Perth Gateway Facility de... Read More →