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Drug Importation

The Cocaine Will Flow, Despite Police Parading Latest Seizure

by Paul Gregoire
Yet another image of police parading in front of a large haul of drugs appeared in the press last week. Located off the South Australian coast by the Australian Border Force on 18 March, the drugs were detected after intelligence suggested...

What is a ‘Conspiracy’ in the Commonwealth Criminal Law?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney man accused of serious drug offences is on the run from the police after allegedly disabling his ankle monitor while on bail. Northern Beaches restauranter Mostafa Baluch is alleged to have financed a major cocaine importation syndicate. He...

Tony Mokbel’s Drug Importation Charge Withdrawn

by Sonia Hickey
The fallout from the Lawyer X scandal continues in Victoria, with the Court of Appeal ordering a retrial for underworld kingpin Tony Mokbel despite him being acquitted last year. The back story Mr Mokbel was on bail during his jury...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Drug Importation in Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Prominent Sydney horse racing figure Damion Flower has pleaded guilty in the Downing Centre District Court to charges of importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug and dealing with the proceeds of crime. The 48-year old’s pleas come just...

Tony Mokbel’s Drug Conviction Quashed

by Sonia Hickey
And so the fallout from the Lawyer X scandal continues. Drug kingpin Tony Mokbel has had his conviction for the importation of cocaine quashed by Victoria’s Court of Appeal as a result of the Lawyer X scandal, on the basis...

Drug Importation in Australia

by Ugur Nedim
The Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Border Force (ABF) and New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) issued a joint media release this morning to report the seizure of ‘hundreds of kilograms of border controlled drugs’ from a vessel off the Newcastle...

Is It a Crime to Import Cigarettes into Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
The tax on tobacco in Australia is astronomical, pushing the average price of a cigarette packet beyond forty dollars in recent months. The tax has been justified on public health grounds, and has been partially responsible for significantly reducing the...

What is a Marketable and Commercial Quantity of Drugs for Commonwealth Offences?

by Ugur Nedim
The Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) contains a range of offences relating to border controlled drugs, including drug importation / exportation, possessing unlawfully imported drugs and drug trafficking. The maximum penalties that apply to these offences will depend on the...

Police Claim to Have Disrupted Drug Importation Rings

by Ugur Nedim
Yesterday, a 70-year old man came before Fairfield Local Court charged with commercial drug supply and participating in a criminal group after the NSW Police Force’s State Crime Command executed search warrants upon four homes across Sydney when they detected...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...
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