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Drug Importation

Mark Standen: Corrupt Crime Commission Czar

A young schoolboy who aspired to be a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot could not have dreamed his adult life would be entangled with Dutch drug cartel godfathers, semi-trailer drug manufacturing operations, millions of dollars in cash. But budding...

The Offence of Importing a Commercial Quantity of Border Controlled Drugs into Australia

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In an operation involving law enforcement agencies from several countries, a commercial quantity of liquid methamphetamine concealed in containers marked as ‘A Be Coco Coconut Water’ and allegedly headed for New South Wales has been seized in Hong Kong.  ...

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug

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A Sydney man arrested and charged with possessing a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs has been released on a $1 million security for bail.  Police allege that Wade Habkouk, who is the CEO and director of a...

The Cocaine Will Flow, Despite Police Parading Latest Seizure

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?

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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Tony Mokbel’s Drug Importation Charge Withdrawn

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

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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

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

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?

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...
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