Methamphetamine imports seized in WA-Queensland drug operation

Large quantities of methamphetamine has been seized resulting a Queensland man and a WA man charged over importing the drug into Australia. Around nine kilograms of the drug were intercepted in Perth and Brisbane hidden in furniture parts and located in homes during executed search warrants. Australian Border Force (ABF) began investigations after its officers…

ABC calls on Dutton to stop investigations into its journalists

The ABC has appealed to Peter Dutton to stop police investigations into two of its journalists. ABC managing director David Anderson indicated that contact had been made to the Home Affairs minister to drop investigations into reporters Dan Oakes and Sam Clarke. In an email to staff, he said that the ABC had requested that…

Parliamentary press freedom inquiry expected following AFP raids

A parliamentary inquiry into press freedom appears inevitable despite Scott Morrison not having yet committed to review. The Prime Minister and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher are consulting with senior media executives over a potential inquiry, following Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the ABC’s Sydney offices. Mr Fletcher said…

Biggest Meth Seizure in Australian history

A joint organised task force operation seized the biggest haul of methamphetamines in Australian history, weighing in at 1.2 tonnes with an estimated value of over $1 billion dollars. Australian Federal Police, WA Police, Australian Border Force, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have been focusing on a significant organised crime group over the last…

AFP Raided Channel 7’s Office

The Australian Federal Police has raided Channel 7’s office in a wake of rumors that the station has secured a 3 million dollar paid interview with Schapelle Corby. The AFP has executed the search warrants, with 30 police officers and 8 patrol cars participated in the raid according to the Seven network. In a media statement,…

Police & Customs bust $8.2m drug trade

8.2 million dollars worth of illicit drugs have been seized after a joint blitz from the AFP, Victoria Police and Customs. 27 people were also arrested during the operation and WAMN understands that 21 types of drugs including LSD, heroin, steroids, ecstasy, cannabis, methamphetamine, GHB and cocaine were found in the 18.1 kgs of drugs.…