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AUSTRAC data helped capture international cybercriminal

Suspicious matter reports submitted to AUSTRAC led to the arrest of an international fugitive wanted for cybercrime and fraud offences.

People smuggling operation shut down by joint Australian–Indonesian investigation

A joint investigation between Australian and Indonesian authorities identified two Australian suspects (a father and son) who were facilitating a people smuggling venture.

Suspect jailed after forcing trafficking victims to work in Australian brothels

AUSTRAC information contributed to a law enforcement investigation into a syndicate involved in the trafficking of women from Thailand to Australia.

Mothballed cash stash led to drug trafficker's arrest

AUSTRAC intelligence assisted law enforcement with an investigation into drug trafficking where the suspect was charged with attempting to traffic a controlled drug and sentenced to two-and-a-half years imprisonment.

Suspect used black market website and digital currencies for drug trafficking

AUSTRAC assisted an investigation which led to the arrest of a suspect who used a digital currency to purchase, import and sell illicit drugs through a black market website.

Suspect used casinos, remitters and airline pilots to launder proceeds of crime

A law enforcement agency conducted an investigation into a suspect believed to be part of an international money laundering scheme. AUSTRAC information revealed the syndicate's financial activities and assisted authorities to identify the suspect.

Suspicious million dollar transfers undid major methamphetamine operation

Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together to dismantle a major methamphetamine drug syndicate operating in Australia and Vietnam.

AUSTRAC information identified Australian victim of $2 million overseas investment scam

AUSTRAC information was instrumental in identifying an Australian victim who sent approximately AUD2 million to a highly organised international crime syndicate committing 'advance fee' fraud.

International crime syndicate used underground banking to launder massive drug profits

AUSTRAC assisted an investigation which disrupted a global crime syndicate involved in money laundering and the importation of more than 30 kilograms of methamphetamine into Australia.

Welfare recipients found with $75,000 cash and 15 kilograms of cannabis

AUSTRAC information helped initiate an investigation that resulted in the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of approximately 15 kilograms of cannabis.


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