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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 →

ACBPS seizes weapons and drugs at Darwin Airport

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) officers have stopped a man from illegally importing prohibited drugs and weapons at Darwin airport today. The 57-year-old Victorian man, who had arrived on a flight from Malaysia... Read More →

Attempt to smuggle tobacco goes up in smoke

Two Korean nationals were the first to be prosecuted by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions yesterday with the new increased penalties under the Customs Act 19... Read More →

Heroin smuggler’s spirits crushed by ACBPS

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) seized approximately one and a half kilograms of heroin at Sydney Airport today. ACBPS officers selected a 53-year-old man from New South Wales for a baggage examination when ... Read More →