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Baker in Australia made plenty of dough smuggling in two tonnes of tobacco

A Perth bakery owner imported more than two tonnes of tobacco illegally into Australia, defrauding the Commonwealth to the tune of almost $2 million, a WA court was told. For the first time, details of the Australian Border Force (ABF) illicit tobacco importation investigation can be made public. Just a little of some tobacco seized by ABF investigators. Photo: Phil Hickey The ABF operation in Perth in 2016 led to father of three Ma’ad Abdul Muna’m […]

Enough Cocaine To Do A Line Across America Seized In Colombia shown in this video

Colombian police just managed a 13-ton cocaine bust. That’s enough cocaine to do a line from New York to California. It’s the biggest drug bust in the country’s history. Police found the cocaine stored underground on four banana farms near the Panama border, with an estimated U.S. market value of $360 million. Four people were arrested during the three-day operation. The drug seizure was laid out in plastic-wrapped bundles, and covered an area nearly the […]

Record huge haul: 900kg of ice worth $900m found in Chinese floorboard shipment

Authorities are calling it Australia’s largest seizure of ice, and the drugs – all 903 kilograms of it – was found in floorboards. The drugs, which police say are valued at almost $900 million, were seized when a suspect shipment of floorboards from China was found in a nondescript warehouse in Melbourne’s outer east. The drugs had been hidden between the wooden slats. It’s believed a Chinese organised crime syndicate was behind the importation and […]

Wife defends yachtsman arrested over 1.4 tonne cocaine bust

An international yachtsman was allegedly duped into the biggest cocaine bust in Australian history when his captain suddenly changed the co-ordinates of their boat, his wife says. Veteran sailors Hamish Thompson, 63, from New Zealand, and dual Swiss-Fiji national Valentino Fries, 54, were arrested on board the New Zealand yacht Elakha just after midnight on Friday. Four other alleged syndicate members were arrested on Friday, mostly men in their 60s including a former Sydney school teacher, […]

Police raid $2 million cannabis factory powered by stolen electricity in Sydney west suburbs

The seizure was worth an estimated $2 million. Photo: NSW Police Media Unit Police found a web of plug boards and extension leads. Photo: NSW Police Media Unit Police have uncovered a hydroponic hotbed of cannabis plantations in the Sydney suburb of Mascot, in a seizure worth more than $2 million. The marijuana manufacturing operation, in an industrial complex on Chalmers Crescent, was powered by an extraordinary web of plug boards and extension leads connected […]

‘Largest ever WA ice bust’ nets $320 million worth of meth & more than $1 million cash

Police in Perth have confiscated 320 kilograms of methamphetamine worth $320 million, as well as $1.2 million in cash, in what has been described as WA’s largest ever ice seizure. The drugs were seized in a joint operation yesterday between WA Police and the Australian Crime Commission. This seizure is a hammer blow for the organised criminals who peddle in ice. Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan Arrest warrants were executed at three residences, in Canning […]