Monthly Operational Update: August 2014

Current as at 31 August 2014 ILLEGAL MARITIME ARRIVALS IMAs transferred to Australian immigration authorities Date* IMAs SIEVs TOTAL 0 0 *Based on date of arrival in Australia. Current transf... Read More →

Two charged over internally concealing drugs

Two Japanese nationals have been charged with drug importation offences for attempting to internally import drugs into Melbourne International Airport.   The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) questione... Read More →

Week of action targets precursor importers

An Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) investigation, with assistance from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and partner agencies, has resulted in the seizure of 35 kilograms of precursor drugs, the arrest of one... Read More →

Man sentenced for smuggling endangered bird eggs

A Czech national, charged for attempting to illegally import 16 endangered bird eggs, has been sentenced to 72 days’ imprisonment. The 39-year-old man appeared before the Sydney Central Local Court on Thursday (30 July 2... Read More →

Ephedrine found in hair products at Sydney Airport

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) officers seized up to seven kilograms of ephedrine concealed as hair products at Sydney Airport yesterday. A 47-year-old Sydney woman was selected for a full baggage examination M... Read More →

Joint Agency Task Force monthly update: July 2014

This statement provides an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the off-water reception and processing of illegal maritime arrivals. The reporting period is from 1 July 2014 to 31 July 2014. During this rep... Read More →