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MIL-OSI Australia: Adelaide illicit tobacco investigation reveals cannabis crop

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Cities, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Culture, Customs, English, Justice, law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Police, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Shipping, South Australia, Sydney, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Adelaide illicit tobacco investigation reveals cannabis crop

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service A large cannabis crop and 1.6 tonnes of illicit tobacco has been seized after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers executed search warrants at properties in Adelaide. On 17 May 2018, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources officers referred a shipping container to the ABF following its arrival in […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: New patrol vessel for Fremantle

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Cities, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Crime, Customs, English, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, South Australia, West Australia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: New patrol vessel for Fremantle

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 25-05-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) has bolstered its maritime capabilities in Western Australia with the launch of a new Port, Harbour and Coastal (PHC) vessel. The 12.4 metre vessel named Rottnest Island is based at Fremantle but will also be deployed in the South West and […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Man sentenced for importing child exploitation material

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Customs, English, Exports, Justice, law, Malaysia, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Man sentenced for importing child exploitation material

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 25-05-2018 – 25 May 2018 A 28-year-old Malaysian man has been sentenced to 225 days jail after pleading guilty to importing child pornography. Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators arrested Sei Wei Lau on 11 October 2017, when he arrived off a flight from Malaysia at Coolangatta Airport. An […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Melbourne man arrested over 10 tonne illicit tobacco haul

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Customs, English, Intelligence, Media Intelligence, Melbourne, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Taxation, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Melbourne man arrested over 10 tonne illicit tobacco haul

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 25-05-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) has arrested a Melbourne man over the alleged importation of around 10 tonnes of illicit tobacco into Australia, which represents an estimated $10 million in duty evaded. In October 2017, the ABF began an investigation targeting a storage facility at Ravenhall. […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Catch of the day – man arrested after 59 kilogram cocaine seizure

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Crime, Customs, English, fish, Justice, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Police, Shipping, Sydney, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Catch of the day – man arrested after 59 kilogram cocaine seizure

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 24-05-2018 – A 48-year-old Sydney man has been charged for his alleged role in the importation of 59 kilograms of cocaine concealed in two shipping containers. The cocaine has a potential street value of approximately $20.6 million. Between September 2017 and March 2018, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Malaysian woman charged with importing four kilograms of meth

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Crime, Customs, English, Justice, law, Legal, Malaysia, Media Intelligence, Melbourne, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Police, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Malaysian woman charged with importing four kilograms of meth

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 24-05-2018 – A 21-year-old Malaysian woman has been charged with importing approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in two portable electric cooktop stoves through Melbourne International Airport.   Australian Border Force (ABF) officers selected the Malaysian woman for a baggage examination after she arrived on a flight from […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Commissioner’s opening statement to Senate Estimates, Legal and Constitutional Affairs

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Crime, Customs, English, Environment, Health, Immigration, Intelligence, MIL OSI, NATO, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Police, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Commissioner’s opening statement to Senate Estimates, Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 23-05-2018 – Thank you Chair and Committee for the opportunity to provide some opening remarks. The Australian Border Force today With the Australian Border Force established on 1 July 2015, we are approaching our third anniversary as Australia’s border enforcement agency. I wish to acknowledge the dedication and […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Man charged after $8 million worth of heroin seized

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Crime, Customs, English, Justice, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New South Wales, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Police, Sydney, Thailand, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Man charged after $8 million worth of heroin seized

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 18-05-2018 – A joint investigation undertaken by NSW Police Force and the Australian Border Force (ABF) through Strike Force Weenamana has resulted in the identification of 16kg of heroin imported from Asia, concealed within a consignment of children’s clothing. As part of ongoing inquiries into the illicit supply […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: ABF joins domestic counterparts to tackle meth supply

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Customs, English, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Police, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: ABF joins domestic counterparts to tackle meth supply

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 17-05-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) has again supported Operation Vitreus, a week-long operation coordinated by the National Methylamphetamine Strategy Group, to target and disrupt the supply of methylamphetamine in the community. The operation involved law enforcement partners from across Australia, as well as the New Zealand […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Illegal tropical rock lobster haul seized in Torres Strait

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Federal Government, Border Control, Customs, English, fish, Fisheries, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Illegal tropical rock lobster haul seized in Torres Strait

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 16-05-2018 – Three Papua New Guinean (PNG) nationals have had their fishing boat confiscated and have been returned to PNG after they were found with a haul of tropical rock lobster in the Torres Strait, suspected of being taken illegally in Australian waters. Maritime Border Command (MBC), a […]

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