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Director of remittance business jailed for laundering cash for criminals

AUSTRAC provided financial intelligence to assist law enforcement with their investigation into a remitter suspected of laundering illicit funds for crime syndicates.

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.

Suspect stockpiled illegal firearms and explosives

Law enforcement used AUSTRAC intelligence to identify a suspect who appeared to be importing components used to build or modify a prohibited type of assault rifle.

Street drugs smuggled into Australia inside stuffed toys and nappies

Suspicious matter reports assisted law enforcement with an investigation into a sophisticated drug importation criminal syndicate. AUSTRAC information also assisted authorities to identify the scale of the syndicate's financial activity.

Suspicious funds transfers to Mexico unearthed million dollar drug trafficking syndicate

A suspicious matter report contributed significantly to a law enforcement operation which ultimately dismantled an international drug importation syndicate operating in Australia.

AUSTRAC information revealed extent of people smuggling operation

AUSTRAC information assisted authorities with an investigation which disrupted an international people smuggling operation, resulting in the arrest of two Australia-based facilitators.

Suspect jailed after internet drug purchase

AUSTRAC assisted a law enforcement investigation into the importation and distribution of mephedrone, an amphetamine-type stimulant imported from Israel.

Australian jailed after purchasing child exploitation material from Philippines

AUSTRAC information assisted authorities to identify an Australian suspect who was accessing child exploitation material produced in the Philippines.


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