Gladstone man arrested on steroid charges

An investigation by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS), with assistance from the Queensland Police Service, resulted in the arrest of a 42-year-old Gladstone man this week for multiple drug offenses. The invest... Read More →

Cocaine concealment detected at Cairns airport

A 59-year-old Spanish man was scheduled to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court this morning (April 13) charged with attempting to smuggle approximately five kilograms of cocaine through Cairns International Airport on Saturday evening. A... Read More →

Monthly Operational Update: March 2015

Current as at 31 March 2015 ILLEGAL MARITIME ARRIVALS IMAs transferred to Australian immigration authorities Date* IMAs SIEVs TOTAL 0   0 *Based on date of arrival in Australia. Current ... Read More →

Puppies put a smile on children’s faces

It’s that time of year again, the annual Good Friday Appeal where Australia focuses on the great work of the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne. Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) will be doin... Read More →

ACBPS is serious about supply chain integrity

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) continues to disrupt companies which may be seeking unfair advantage by avoiding the payment of duties and taxes on certain imported goods. Last week, ACBPS commenced prosecut... Read More →

Sydney man charged with people smuggling offences

A 34-year-old Smithfield man is scheduled to appear in Sydney Central Local Court today after being charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for his alleged involvement in five separate people smuggling ventures over a three-year p... Read More →

Man faces court on firearms charges

A 38-year-old Penshurst man is expected to appear in Sydney Central Local Court today to face firearm importation charges after a joint operation with Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Servi... Read More →

Waterfront taskforce operation in Mackay

A two-day Jericho Waterfront Taskforce operation targeting criminal activity at the Mackay and Hay Point ports has wrapped up, with hundreds of identity checks conducted and 11 notices to appear in court issued. Representatives of the ... Read More →

100kgs methamphetamine seized and two men charged

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) have seized more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of approximately $65 million as part of a joint operat... Read More →