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ABF Oct 21
A Sydney man has been charged over the alleged importation of firearm parts. ABF officers detected firearm parts in parcels at two separate mail centres earlier this year. The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of a 56-year-old Wollstonecraft man.
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ABF Oct 20
ABF officers have arrested a Padstow man after parts for child-like sex dolls were detected in air cargo shipments. Our investigators with executed warrants that resulted in the seizure of electronic devices and a further child-like sex doll.
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AFP Oct 14
A 27-year-old Canadian man was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years imprisonment today after being found guilty of importing approximately 16 kilograms of methamphetamine into Australia, hidden inside luggage.
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AFP Oct 16
A 43yo Sydney woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in 117kg of meth hidden in a shipment of latex gloves, following a joint investigation with and .
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AFP Oct 16
“This amount of drugs could decimate not only Sydney, but so much of regional areas in these two detections.” More from Supt. Garry Low.
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ABF Oct 15
Earlier this year, ABF officers made 2 separate detections of meth hidden in coffee sachets and a canister labelled ‘Cooling Powder’. investigations led to the arrest of a Perth man - the alleged facilitator in the importations of the drugs.
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ABF Oct 15
Earlier this year, our eagle-eyed officers detected pieces for an AR-15 firearm concealed inside a speaker. The ensuing joint investigation resulted in the arrest of a 48-year-old Sydney man, charged over the importation of the rifle parts and drugs.
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ABF Oct 14
From 16 October, you can travel from New Zealand to Australia, quarantine-free, if you have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more and not been in a designated hotspot, and you are travelling to Australia on an quarantine-free flight. More information at
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ABF Oct 14
The representative in Brussels (below right) advocated Australia’s interests in a modernised global standard for supply chain security and facilitation at the recent SAFE Committee
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ABF Oct 13
A 27-year-old Perth man was sentenced in the Perth District Court to one year in jail for the importation of a child-like sex doll and the possession of around 2500 images and videos depicting child abuse material. Read more at
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ABF Oct 12
The head of an illegal tobacco operation has been sentenced to three years’ jail. The 48-year-old woman was arrested in 2019 after the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce, with the assistance of , executed warrants at a number of premises. More at
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ABF Oct 11
Tonight, on an all-new Border Security, you’ll never believe what some passengers will try and bring across the border, and an innocent package may be hiding something much more sinister. Tune in tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 7.
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ABF Oct 11
Car won’t start? Could be the cocaine in your alternator! Two men have been arrested following an investigation into the importation of 11 kgs of cocaine hidden inside an alternator. ABF officers detected the cocaine in a shipping container from Chile.
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ABF Oct 8
A costly delivery - WA man charged over mailed meth and $197,000 illicit cash. The 31-year-old man was charged after a joint investigation by the ABF, , and the into an intercepted mail package containing methamphetamine. More at
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ABF Oct 8
ABF met with to share ideas and experiences on a range of topics of mutual interest such as responses to COVID-19, initiatives to improve the traveller experience and how we are both working to build our capability for the future.
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ABF Oct 7
According to the latest Illicit Drug Data Report, in 2018–19 there were 112,474 drug seizures in Australia. Statistics like these reflect the good work that the ABF and our law enforcement partners are doing to prevent illicit drug activities.
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ABF Oct 6
Is all the talk making you yawn? Looking for a pleasant distraction that won’t blow your budget? You won’t be bored if you foster an ABF Detector Dog puppy. For more information, and to apply, visit
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ABF Oct 6
The ABF’s relentless pursuit of those who attempt to bring child-like sex dolls into Australia continued in WA this week with the arrest of two men over alleged importations from Hong Kong. The Geraldton men, were targeted in separate investigations.
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ABF Oct 5
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ABF Oct 1
In two separate warrants, ABF officers have arrested a 27-year-old Canberra man and charged a 51-year-old Bulleen man, for the alleged importation of child-like sex dolls. Read more at and
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