Releases

Three arrested following muffler meth import

Two men and one woman from Swan View, Western Australia, are scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates court today charged with trafficking a commercial quantity being 926.7 grams of methamphetamines.The Australian Federal Police (AFP) wi... Read More →

School leavers – Know before you go

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is reminding school leavers who are heading overseas this year to learn the dos and don’ts before travelling during the holiday period. As thousands of school leavers celebrate ... Read More →

Mouthwash detection prevents cocaine build up

A 23-year-old Brazilian national will appear before Sydney Central Local court today, charged with attempting to import more than two litres of liquid cocaine into Australia.    On Wednesday, 19 November 2014, Australian ... Read More →

Printer cartridges found to contain meth, not toner

A joint operation has resulted in a 27-year-old Hong Kong national being charged in Melbourne with importing approximately seven kilograms of methamphetamine. The operation began last month when Australian Customs and Border Protection ... Read More →

No soap, no hope for heroin smuggler

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) seized over one kilogram of heroin concealed in soap at Sydney Airport yesterday (Monday, 3 November 2014). ACBPS officers selected a 48-year-old United States man for a bagga... Read More →

Monthly Operational Update: October 2014

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

No dough for alleged drug importer

A man has been charged with drug offences by the Joint Organised Crime Group (JOCG) after attempting to import 17 kilograms of cocaine concealed inside dough rollers. The JOCG is a multiagency investigation group comprising the ... Read More →

Statement by Roman Quaedvlieg APM, CEO ACBPS

Chair, Senators, it is a privilege to appear before you as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service for the first time. Since assuming the role of Deputy Chief Executive Office Border Enforcement l... Read More →

Annual Report shows ACBPS can perform and reform

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) 2013–14 Annual Report will be tabled today, Friday 17 October 2014. The report details a number of significant achievements for the Service over the past financial year. ... Read More →