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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 […]

The ‘drop dead’ drug terrorising North America linked to 10 deaths in Melbourne Australia

A string of deaths in Melbourne are believed connected to the extremely dangerous “drop dead” drug fuelling the worst opioid crisis in United States history. The 10 overdoses, involving a suspected mix of heroin and fentanyl, are thought to be the first deaths attributed to the concoction outside of North America, where last year drugs killed more than 60,000 people. It is feared more local cases could occur, with about 30 international fentanyl shipments entering […]

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 […]

Israel moves forward in allowing export of medical marijuana

An Israeli government committee gave an initial nod on Sunday for the export of medical marijuana. in what could be a windfall for companies in Israel, widely regarded as a leader in research in the field. A government statement announcing the vote said it could take months for the legislation to make its way through parliament. In the United States, 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and since 2012, Colorado, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, […]