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Format: 27/06/2019
Format: 27/06/2019
Joint media release: Drug importation syndicate smashed, drugs worth $200 million seized

A WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force operation has seized approx. 200kg of methamphetamine.

Legislative reform the key to protect Australia from financial crime: AUSTRAC

Today AUSTRAC welcomed recommendations to simplify and modernise legislation to protect our economy from serious and organised crime and terrorism financing

AUSTRAC expands its Federal Court action against three Tabcorp companies

AUSTRAC has filed a further 61 alleged contraventions against 3 Tabcorp companies adding to current civil penalty court proceedings.

Statement: Panama Papers

AUSTRAC is analysing information related to the 'Panama Papers' and comparing it to our other data-holdings.

Regional commitment to countering terrorism financing – Sydney Communique 2015

Delegates at the first counter-terrorism financing summit in the Asia Pacific region have agreed on the urgent need to maximise the use of technology in the fight against terrorism.

International drug importation scheme cracked, trafficker convicted

AUSTRAC information helped convict an international drug trafficker for possession, and attempted possession, of two kilograms of cocaine and heroin with a street value of up to $493,240.

Statement: Guidance for industry on Chinese investment

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Chinese investment.

Perth remitter registration not renewed

AUSTRAC has not renewed the registration of Global Forex (Perth) Pty Ltd as an independent remittance dealer, meaning it is now illegal for the business to provide remittance services.

Statement: Halal certification

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding halal certification.

Statement: Bitcoin and bank closures

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Bitcoin and bank account closures.