Tag Archives: Australian Customs and Border Protection

SECRET REPORT ON ASYLUM BOAT WITHHELD FROM POLICE – Saturday July 27 2013

– A crucial top-secret report into the Australian authorities’ response to the distress of the ill-fated asylum seeker boat known as the SIEV 358 was deliberately withheld from a West Australian police investigation into the sinking which killed 104 men. … Continue reading

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DEADLY DELAY IN BOAT RESCUE – Sunday July 14 2013

– Customs and Border Protection waited hours before directing its ship to go to the rescue of a foundering asylum seeker boat that eventually capsized on Friday night, killing a baby boy and leaving eight other people missing, feared drowned. … Continue reading

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DRUG RING ARRESTS – Thursday April 11 2013

– A middle-aged woman living in an affluent Melbourne suburb is alleged to be the mastermind of an international drug ring police say tried to smuggle in drugs worth more than $200 million. The Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police … Continue reading

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OVERHAUL TACKLES CORRUPT CUSTOMS CULTURE – Saturday December 22 2012

– The federal government has admitted the culture of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service needs a major overhaul, following allegations that some if its officers have been involved in drug trafficking, money laundering and organised crime. Home Affairs … Continue reading

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BROAD INQUIRY THE ONLY ANSWER – Thursday December 20 2012

– Meet the new targets of Australia’s corruption fighters. They are young, often in their 20s,  mostly fresh faced and fit, but for whom a night out means a few ecstasy pills or some cocaine. Through friends, family, the gym … Continue reading

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AIRPORT IN GRIP OF DRUG TRADE – Thursday December 20 2012

– An entrenched network of allegedly corrupt customs officers at Sydney Airport has been importing drugs with organised crime figures for several years in one of Australia’s most serious corruption scandals. At least 15 officials in Sydney Airport’s border security … Continue reading

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CUSTOMS BRIBE CLAIM – Thursday December 20 2012

– Customs have been rocked by allegations that it has been infiltrated by crime gangs and as many as 30 officers are involved in drug smuggling and receiving bribes. The Federal Government, Customs and Australian Federal Police were last night … Continue reading

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ILLEGAL DRUGS FLOOD IN – Sunday December 2 2012

– The high Aussie dollar is attracting drug traffickers and offshore organised crime syndicates on a scale never seen before. Customs officers are seizing a record average of 374 packages of illicit drugs a week in the mail and the … Continue reading

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GHOST SHIP OF COCAINE – Saturday November 17 2012

– An Australian-bound yacht has been found marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean carrying more than $110 million  worth of cocaine and a badly decomposed body. Acting on a tip-off from a US drug agency, the Australian Federal … Continue reading

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MAN DEAD ON BOAT – Saturday November 17 2012

– A man has been found dead on an asylum seeker boat north-east of Christmas Island. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said border protection spotted the boat, believed to be carrying 59 passengers and two crew on Friday. Before they … Continue reading

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