The AFP has the lead role for the Australian Government relating to the detection and prosecution of persons who attempt to import or export border controlled drugs into Australia. There is also a shared role with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) relating to significant detections of border controlled precursors. These border controlled drugs and precursors, along with offences and penalties can be located under Part 9 Section 307 Criminal Code Act 1995. The AFP collaborates with various national and international law enforcement partners to develop and implement strategies to dismantle syndicates involved in the trafficking of illicit drugs and drug precursors.
Recent activity has resulted in significant seizures of heroin, methamphetamine, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or ecstasy, cocaine and pseudoephedrine.
The AFP aims to raise awareness about drugs and drug-related crimes.
For more information see Drug Awareness.