Controlled Operations Annual Report 2014-2015

Part IAB of the Crimes Act 1914

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16 October 2015

The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Minister for Justice
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

The Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) are pleased to submit the Controlled Operations annual report 2014–15.

Pursuant to section 15HN, Part IAB, of the Crimes Act 1914, the report sets out the details required by subsections 15HM(2), (2A), (2B) and (2C) in relation to controlled operations for which the AFP, ACC and ACLEI were the authorising agencies between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 inclusive.

A copy of this report is to be tabled in each house of parliament within 15 sitting days of your receiving it.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Colvin APM OAM
Commissioner
Australian Federal Police

Signatures of Andrew Colvin, AFP Commissioner; Chris Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission; and Michael Griffin, Integrity Commissioner of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Chris Dawson APM
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Crime Commission

Signatures of Andrew Colvin, AFP Commissioner; Chris Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission; and Michael Griffin, Integrity Commissioner of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Michael Griffin AM
Integrity Commissioner
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Signatures of Andrew Colvin, AFP Commissioner; Chris Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission; and Michael Griffin, Integrity Commissioner of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Introduction

The Controlled Operations annual report 2014–15 is the 19th issued under Part IAB of the Crimes Act 1914 (the Act).

Controlled operations are investigations carried out within a legal framework that balances the need for operational flexibility with appropriate public accountability. Part IAB of the Act was designed to permit certain law enforcement agencies to undertake covert activity which would, in the absence of legislation, constitute an offence against the Commonwealth or that of a state or territory.

Controlled operations permit law enforcement agencies to use covert and coercive powers to uncover and interdict criminal activity and dismantle transnational organised crime syndicates. The offences investigated using this method cover a broad spectrum ranging from corruption, money laundering and importation of illicit goods and substances to terrorism, people smuggling and cybercrime.

The 2014–15 reporting period shows continued success through the increase in seizures of border-controlled drugs and precursor chemicals. One controlled operation in particular resulted in a seizure of almost two tonnes of MDMA and more than 800 kilograms of methamphetamine, estimated to be worth up to $1.5 billion on the street.

The use of controlled operations by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has continued to provide the ACC and its law enforcement partners with unique evidence in support of ACC Board approved determinations. Furthermore, the use of these controlled operations has afforded law enforcement with new and often unique intelligence and insights which are assisting law enforcement to better understand the environment and respond more effectively to the threat and harm of serious organised crime.

The use of controlled operations by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) has enabled ACLEI to obtain evidence of law enforcement corruption related offences.

The controlled operations in this report authorised by ‘authorised officers’ defined in the Act highlight the cooperation between national and international law enforcement agencies and their success in disrupting the activities of organised crime syndicates and illicit commodity flows. The seizure of illicit goods and proceeds of crime and the subsequent arrest of offenders demonstrate that Australia is committed to combating organised crime and will not be seen as an easy target for such activities.

Guide to this report

This year’s report provides details of controlled operations in accordance with the reporting requirements of both the current and the previous legislation.

Part A describes the requirements of the current legislation.

Part B describes the requirements of the legislation in effect until 18 February 2010 that still applies to some matters.

Part A. Current legislative requirements

Crimes Act 1914

On 19 February 2010 the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act 2010 (Cth) received royal assent. This Act provided amendments related to controlled operations Part IAB of the Crimes Act 1914 (the Act).

Controlled operations can be undertaken with respect to any serious Commonwealth offence or serious state offence that has a federal aspect.

A controlled operation is defined by the Act as one that:

  1. involves the participation of law enforcement officers and
  2. is carried out for the purpose of obtaining evidence that may lead to the prosecution of a person for a serious Commonwealth offence or a serious state offence that has a federal aspect and
  3. may involve a law enforcement officer or other person in conduct that would, apart from section 15HA, constitute a Commonwealth offence or an offence against a law of a state or territory.

A serious Commonwealth offence means an offence against a law of the Commonwealth that:

  1. involves: theft; fraud; tax evasion; currency violations; controlled substances; illegal gambling; obtaining financial benefit by vice engaged in by others; extortion; money laundering; perverting the course of justice; bribery or corruption of, or by, an officer of the Commonwealth, of a state or of a territory; bankruptcy and company violations; harbouring of criminals; forgery (including forging of passports); armament dealings; illegal importation or exportation of fauna into or out of Australia; espionage, sabotage or threats to national security; misuse of a computer or electronic communications; people smuggling; slavery; piracy; the organisation, financing or perpetration of sexual servitude or child sex tourism; dealings in child pornography or material depicting child abuse; importation of prohibited imports; exportation of prohibited exports; violence or firearms; or that involves a matter that is of the same general nature as a matter aforementioned or
  2. is punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a period of three years or more.

A major controlled operation is a controlled operation that is likely to:

  1. involve the infiltration of an organised criminal group by one or more undercover law enforcement officers for a period of more than seven days or
  2. continue for more than three months or
  3. be directed against suspected criminal activity that includes a threat to life.

Authorisation of controlled operations

Section 15GH relates to applications for authorities to conduct controlled operations.

A formal application for an authority may be made by an Australian law enforcement officer by means of a written document.

An urgent application may be made orally, in person, or by telephone, or any other means of communication. An urgent application must be followed up in writing within seven days.

Determination of applications

  1. An authorising officer may, after considering an application for an authority to conduct a controlled operation and any additional information provided under subsection 15GH(5):
    1. authorise the controlled operation by granting the authority, either unconditionally or subject to conditions or
    2. refuse the application.
  1. An authorising officer must not grant an authority to conduct a controlled operation unless the authorising officer is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:
    1. a serious Commonwealth offence or a serious state offence that has a federal aspect has been, is being, or is likely to be, committed and
    2. the nature and extent of the suspected criminal activity are such as to justify the conduct of a controlled operation and
    3. any unlawful conduct involved in conducting the controlled operation will be limited to the maximum extent consistent with conducting an effective controlled operation and
    4. the operation will be conducted in a way that ensures that, to the maximum extent possible, any illicit goods involved in the controlled operation will be under the control of an Australian law enforcement officer at the end of the controlled operation and
    5. the proposed controlled conduct will be capable of being accounted for in a way that will enable compliance with the reporting requirements of Division 4 and
    6. the controlled operation will not be conducted in such a way that a person is likely to be induced to commit a Commonwealth offence or an offence against a law of a state or territory that the person would not otherwise have intended to commit and
    7. any conduct involved in the controlled operation will not:
      1. seriously endanger the health or safety of any person or
      2. cause the death of, or serious injury to, any person or
      3. involve the commission of a sexual offence against any person or
      4. result in significant loss of, or serious damage to, property (other than illicit goods) and
    8. any role assigned to a civilian participant in the operation is not one that could be adequately performed by a law enforcement officer.

Controlled operation authorities

Section 15GK stipulates the form and content of a controlled operation authority. The requirements include the name of the applicant, certain information concerning the illicit goods, identity of persons authorised to engage in controlled conduct and the nature of the criminal activity the controlled operation is targeting.

Section 15GC of the Act describes the principal law enforcement officer as the Australian law enforcement officer specified in the authority who is responsible for the conduct of the controlled operation.

Period of effect

An urgent controlled operation authority can only remain in force for up to seven days.

A formal or major controlled operation authority may be in force for up to three months and is deemed to expire at the end of three months from the date it was given unless a variation application to extend the authority is made within the last two weeks of the period of effect.

The variation application to extend the period of effect of a formal or major controlled operation authority beyond three months must be presented to a nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal member, who may extend the period of effect for up to three months at a time. However, the total period of effect for a formal or major controlled operation authority cannot exceed 24 months.

Variations to the authority

Variation of authority under section 15GO by an appropriate authorising officer may:

  1. extend the period of effect of the authority (subject to subsections (3) and (4) of section 15GO) or
  2. authorise additional persons to engage in controlled conduct for the purposes of the controlled operation and specify:
    1. with respect to additional law enforcement participants – the nature of the controlled conduct that those participants may engage in and
    2. with respect to additional civilian participants – the particular controlled conduct (if any) that each such participant may engage in or
  3. provide that specified persons are no longer authorised to engage in controlled conduct for the purposes of the controlled operation or
  4. authorise participants in the controlled operation to engage in additional or alternative controlled conduct.

A nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal member may extend a formal controlled operation by extensions of three months at a time up to a maximum of 24 months.

Cancellation of authority

An appropriate authorising officer may, by order in writing given to the principal law enforcement officer for a controlled operation, cancel the authority to conduct the controlled operation at any time and for any reason.

Reporting requirements

Six-monthly reports to the Minister and Ombudsman

Section 15HM requires that as soon as practicable after 30 June and 31 December in each year, the chief officer of each authorising agency must submit a report to the Ombudsman. The report sets out the details required by section 15HM(2) in relation to controlled operations the authorising agency was responsible for during the previous six months. A copy of the 15HM report is also provided to the Minister.

Chief officers’ annual report to the Minister and Ombudsman

Section 15HN requires that as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, the Chief Officer of each authorising agency must submit a report to the Minister setting out the details required by subsections 15HM(2), (2A), (2B) and (2C) in relation to controlled operations for which the agency was the authorising agency during the previous 12 months. A copy of a report given to the Minister under section 15HN must be given to the Ombudsman at the same time as it is given to the Minister.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) prepared the Controlled Operations annual report 2014–15 in consultation with the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

Material excluded from reporting

In accordance with subsection 15HN(2) of the Act, the Minister is required to exclude from the annual report information that, if made public, could reasonably be expected to:

  1. endanger a person’s safety or
  2. prejudice an investigation or prosecution or
  3. compromise any law enforcement agency’s operational activities or methodologies or
  4. be contrary to the public interest for any other reason.

Part B. Historic legislative requirements

On 8 July 1996 the Commonwealth Parliament passed legislation to provide for the conduct of controlled operations by Australian law enforcement agencies.

The following legislative references are to sections of the Act in force until 18 February 2010.

Under the now repealed section 15T of the Act, the Minister was required to lay before each house of parliament, not later than the first sitting day of the House after 1 October each year, a report on controlled operations.

Details to be provided include the date on which the application was made, the decision taken about the application, the reasons for that decision and the information in reports given to the Minister under section 15R during that financial year.

Material excluded from reporting

In accordance with the now repealed subsection 15T(3) of the Act, the annual report is not to include any information about any person (including the person’s name) that has not already been published about that person.

If the Minister is of the view that it is likely that the inclusion of any information in a report provided by the Commissioner of the AFP, the Integrity Commissioner or the Chief Executive Officer of the ACC may:

  1. endanger the safety of a person or
  2. prejudice an investigation or prosecution,

the Minister must exclude the information from the report under subsection 15T(4) of the Act.

If excluded under subsection 15T(4) in the report laid before each house of parliament, the information is to be published in the first report after the Minister considers that the information will no longer endanger the safety of a person or prejudice the investigation or prosecution.

Shortened forms

AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
ACC Australian Crime Commission
ACLEI Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
AFP Australian Federal Police
Customs Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
LEA law enforcement agency
UCO undercover operative

Additional matters

The illicit goods detailed in this report have not been destroyed unless the contrary is indicated.

Drug weights detailed in this report are gross weights unless the contrary is indicated.

Schedule 1 Australian Federal Police Current reporting period

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AFP material excluded from reporting

AFP material fully excluded from reporting

Based on information related to subsection 15HN(2) and 15HN(4), all information in relation to these 2014–15 AFP matters is fully excluded from this report:

14-15/10 14-15/20 14-15/33

14-15/42 14-15/68 14-15/74

14-15/77 14-15/125 14-15/130

14-15/139 14-15/146 14-15/160

Based on information related to both current subsection 15HN(2) and the repealed subsections 15T(3) and 15T(4), all information in relation to these previous AFP matters is fully excluded from this report:

13-14/129 13-14/138 13-14/152

13-14/154 09–10/06 08–09/17

08–09/26 08–09/38 07–08/50

AFP material from 2014–15 – reported in part

The following AFP matters have information excluded in part under subsections 15HN(2) and 15HN(4). These matters are reported in Schedule 1:

14–15/58

AFP material previously excluded in part – now reported in full

Nil

AFP material previously excluded – now reported in full

The following AFP matters were excluded from previous annual reports. These matters are now fully reported in Schedule 2:

13-14/06 13-14/85 13-14/110

13-14/113 13-14/130 13-14/133

13-14/140 13-14/142 13-14/147

13-14/151 13-14/153

AFP material previously fully excluded from reporting – now reported in part

Nil

Section 15HM(2) of the Act

Subsection 15HM(1) stipulates that as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, the Chief Officer of each authorising agency must submit a report to the Minister setting out the details required by subsections 15HM(2), (2A) and (2C) in relation to controlled operations for which the agency was the authorising agency during the previous 12 months. The following table details these requirements.

Provision Details Required Number
Sub section 15HM(2)(a) Formal authorities that were:
  • granted by an AFP authorising officer during the period:
  • varied by an AFP authorising officer during the period:
162 granted 35 varied
Sub section 15HM(2)(b) Formal applications for formal authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer during the period: 1
Sub section 15HM(2)(c)
  • Formal variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer:
  • Urgent variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer:
0 0
Sub section 15HM(2)(d) Urgent authorities that were:
  • granted by an AFP authorising officer during the period:
  • varied by an AFP authorising officer during the period:
16 granted 1 varied
Sub section 15HM(2)(e)
  • Formal applications for urgent authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer:
  • Urgent applications for urgent authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer:
0 0
Sub section 15HM(2)(f)
  • Formal variation applications for the variation of urgent authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer:
  • Urgent variation applications for the variation of urgent authorities refused by an AFP authorising officer:
0 0
Sub section 15HM(2)(g) Number of formal authorities that were varied by a nominated AAT member during the period: 12 varied
Sub section 15HM(2)(h)
  • Formal variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by a nominated AAT member:
  • Urgent variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by a nominated AAT member:
0 0
Sub section 15HM(2)(t) Number of authorities for controlled operations that were cancelled by an AFP authorising officer during the period: 30 cancelled
Sub section 15HM(2)(t) Number of authorities for controlled operations that expired during the period: 134 expired
Not applicable Number of authorities for controlled operations that were:
  • Withdrawn:
  • Did not progress to an authorising officer:
0 withdrawn 3 not progressed

Some of the authorities issued during the 2014–15 reporting year were still ongoing at the end of the reporting period; these authorities are included in the first annual report after they have expired.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/01

Date of application:

2 July 2014

Authorising officer:

David Pryce, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.57 pm on 2 July 2014 David Pryce, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 4 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 10.42 am on 4 July 2014 David Pryce, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 1093 g (gross)
Current Location ACT Government Analytical Laboratory – Awaiting Destruction
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No targets were arrested as a result of this controlled operation.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/02

Date of application:

2 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.04 pm on 2 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 8 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the trafficking, possessing and attempting to possess a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs and dealing in the proceeds of crime.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions and negotiations in relation to the handover of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 3951.8 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Unknown
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/03

Date of application:

4 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Kelsey, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.30 pm on 4 July 2014 Michael Kelsey, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 10 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the trafficking of controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Possess and traffic a controlled drug.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type 3,4 - methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA)
Weight/Quantity 300 mg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Unknown
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation The following person/s had possession of the narcotic goods in the course of the operation: This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/04

Date of application:

7 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.15 pm on 7 July 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 20 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 700 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Thailand
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/05

Date of application:

10 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.30 pm on 10 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 16 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the simulated delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Heroin
Weight/Quantity 1000 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Thailand
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/06

Date of application:

14 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.45 pm on 14 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 25 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 5.31pm on 25 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 40.8 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/07

Date of application:

16 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.00 pm on 16 July 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 22 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 7.6 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Malaysia
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Investigations into this matter have now ceased.

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/08

Date of application:

11 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.55 pm on 11 September 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 10 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 13 November 2014

On 13 November 2014 Michael Phelan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was piracy.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings and discussions in relation to the purchase of unauthorised decoder equipment.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing. The AFP has gathered valuable information in relation to the unauthorised access of the Foxtel satellite broadcast.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/09

Date of application:

21 July 2014

Authorising officer:

John Bourke, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.53 pm on 21 July 2014 John Bourke, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 3 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 23 July 2014

On 23 July 2014 Bruce Giles, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the smuggling of tobacco products.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the delivery of a consignment containing undeclared tobacco products.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

Of the 194 boxes of tobacco which were the subject of the controlled operation, 26 boxes were unable to be recovered.

Details of any personal injuries

Soft tissue injury sustained by a participant while unloading the consignment.

Illicit goods

Nature and quantity 23,552 kg undeclared manufactured tobacco
Route illicit goods passed in the course of the operation, including foreign countries During the controlled operation the illicit goods travelled from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services Container Examination Facility to Port of Melbourne, Tottenham and Thomastown, Victoria, Australia.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with tobacco related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/11*

Date of application:

Not applicable

Authorising officer:

Not applicable

Nature of application

Not applicable

Decision of authorising officer

Not applicable

Period of effect

Not applicable

AFP variation of authority

Not applicable

AAT variation of authority

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities

Not applicable

Cancellation

Not applicable

Target/s of the

Not applicable

Nature of conduct engaged in

Not applicable

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

Not applicable

* A number was issued; however this matter was not progressed to an authorising officer.

Details of any personal injuries

Not applicable

Illicit goods

Not applicable

Narcotic goods

Not applicable

Outcomes

Not applicable

Controlled operation number: 14–15/12

Date of application:

28 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.18 pm on 28 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 1 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 31 July 2014

On 31 July 2014 David Stewart, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 3.20pm on 1 August 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/13

Date of application:

28 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Grant Edwards, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 12.12 pm on 28 July 2014 Grant Edwards, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 3 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

The controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Amphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1965.7 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United Kingdom
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/14

Date of application:

25 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.46 pm on 31 July 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 30 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was dealing in the proceeds of crime and money laundering.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/15

Date of application:

31 July 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.37 pm on 31 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 13 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 5.8 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Iran
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/16

Date of application:

4 August 2014

Authorising officer:

John Bourke, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.22 pm on 4 August 2014 John Bourke, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 17 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 5289 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United Arab Emirates
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/17*

Date of application:

Not applicable

Authorising officer:

Not applicable

Nature of application

Not applicable

Decision of authorising officer

Not applicable

Period of effect

Not applicable

AFP variation of authority

Not applicable

AAT variation of authority

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities

Not applicable

Cancellation

Not applicable

Target/s of the

Not applicable

Nature of conduct engaged in

Not applicable

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

Not applicable

* A number was issued; however this matter was not progressed to an authorising officer.

Details of any personal injuries

Not applicable

Illicit goods

Not applicable

Narcotic goods

Not applicable

Outcomes

Not applicable

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/18

Date of application:

7 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.55 am on 8 August 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 7 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was the importation, conspiracy to import and attempt to possess commercial quantities of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/19

Date of application:

7 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Bradley Shallies, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.21 pm on 7 August 2014 Bradley Shallies, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 13 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 507.5 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/21

Date of application:

8 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Mark Ney, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.30 pm on 8 August 2014 Mark Ney, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 15 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 13 August 2014

On 13 August 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 14 August 2014

On 14 August 2014 Mark Ney, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 4.00 pm on 15 August 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Gammabutryrolactone (GBL)
Weight/Quantity 43 litres (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/22

Date of application:

15 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Mark Ney, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.05 am on 15 August 2014 Mark Ney, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 21 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

The controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 884.3 g (net)
Current Location Bulk destroyed. Sample held by AFP.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/23

Date of application:

18 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 9.33 pm on 18 August 2014 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 24 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled precursors.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the substitution of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled precursors.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Pseudoephedrine
Weight/Quantity 13.5 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Thailand
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/24

Date of application:

20 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Chew, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.30 pm on 20 August 2014 Michael Chew, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 26 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation, attempted importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.5 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: India and Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/25

Date of application:

26 August 2014

Authorising officer:

Mark Ney, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.45 pm on 26 August 2014 Mark Ney, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 8 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was fraud.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed a tracking system in order to facilitate delivery of a consignment purporting to contain undeclared tobacco.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

Nature and quantity 6500 kg undeclared manufactured tobacco
Route illicit goods passed in the course of the operation, including foreign countries The illicit goods were not moved during the course of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to unlawful tobacco importations.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/26

Date of application:

3 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.38 pm on 3 September 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 8 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the unlawful importation of a tier one good.

Cancellation

At 1.51 pm on 8 September 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Anabolic steroids
Weight/Quantity 84.6 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with importation-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/27

Date of application:

3 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.48 pm on 3 September 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 29 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 12 September 2014

On 12 September 2014 Raymond Johnson, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 4.26pm on 29 September 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions and arrangements in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 5006.2 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/29

Date of application:

5 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.25 pm on 5 September 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the substitution and delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 23.0404 kg (net)
Current Location Bulk destroyed. Samples held by AFP and National Measurement Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America and China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/30

Date of application:

2 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.35 am on 2 September 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 8 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was smuggling of tobacco products and fraud.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment containing unlawfully imported tobacco. Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment containing unlawfully imported tobacco.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

Nature and quantity 16,000 kg Tobacco
Route illicit goods passed in the course of the operation, including foreign countries The illicit goods were not moved during the course of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

No targets were arrested as a result of this controlled operation.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/31

Date of application:

8 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Bradley Shallies, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.28 am on 9 September 2014 Bradley Shallies, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 15 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1400 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/32

Date of application:

10 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Leanne Close, performing the duties of Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.45 pm on 10 September 2014 Leanne Close, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 9 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 19 September 2014

On 19 September 2014 at 4.46 pm Timothy Morris, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 19 September 2014

On 19 September 2014 at 4.55 pm Timothy Morris, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 24 September 2014

On 25 September 2014 Ramzi Jabbour, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 19 November 2014

On 20 November 2014 Michael Phelan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 4 December 2014

On 4 December 2014 Geri Ettinger, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 9 March 2015.

Date of variation application: 6 March 2015

On 6 March 2015 Gina Lazanas, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 9 June 2015.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was other acts in preparation for, or planning, terrorists acts.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to planning a terrorist act. Facilitated the introduction of a contraband item into a correctional facility.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to the planning of terrorist acts. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/34

Date of application:

12 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.10 pm on 12 September 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions in relation to the delivery of a consignment.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1927 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/35

Date of application:

15 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Bradley Shallies, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.08 pm on 15 September 2014 Bradley Shallies, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 21 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3000g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No targets were arrested as a result of this controlled operation. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/36

Date of application:

18 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 12.06 pm on 18 September 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 17 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 16 October 2014

On 16 October 2014 Bruce Giles, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was tax evasion and fraud.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the illegal importation of tobacco.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/37

Date of application:

23 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.50 pm on 23 September 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 29 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2000 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/38

Date of application:

19 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.44 pm on 19 September 2014 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 September 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.5661 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/39

Date of application:

29 September 2014

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.27 pm on 29 September 2014 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 12 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 7818.2 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/40

Date of application:

22 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Ramzi Jabbour, performing the duties of Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 9.51 am on 23 October 2014 Ramzi Jabbour, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 22 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was the conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs and money laundering.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/41

Date of application:

2 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.27 pm on 2 October 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 16 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 22 December 2014

On 22 December 2014 Robert Deutsch, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the controlled operation should remain in effect until 1 April 2015.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled precursors.

Cancellation

At 2.30pm on 16 February 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of consignments purporting to contain border controlled precursors. Controlled delivery of substituted consignments purporting to contain border controlled precursors were conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Pseudoephedrine
Weight/Quantity 4980 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Iran
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/43

Date of application:

9 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Grant Edwards, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 7.00 pm on 9 October 2014 Grant Edwards, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 15 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 10 October 2014

On 10 October 2014 Grant Edwards, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 1.15 pm on 15 October 2014 Grant Edwards, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2209 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Canada
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/45

Date of application:

6 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.10 pm on 10 October 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 9 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was the importation, possession and trafficking of commercial quantities of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings and communications in relation to the purchase and trafficking of border controlled drugs. Exchange of money in relation to the purchase of border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Heroin
Weight/Quantity 3 kg (net)
Current Location Victoria Police
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Unknown
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation The following person/s had possession of the narcotic goods in the course of the operation: This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Five targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. One target was arrested and charged with money laundering offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/46

Date of application:

9 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.45 pm on 9 October 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 25 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 6 November 2014

On 6 November 2014 Raymond Johnson, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted possession of a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 8.55 am on 25 November 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions and arrangements in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 9.966 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/47

Date of application:

10 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.00 pm on 10 October 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 23 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed a tracking system in order to facilitate delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.5 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/48

Date of application:

10 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.30 pm on 10 October 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 23 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Heroin
Weight/Quantity 1 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Malaysia
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/49

Date of application:

8 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.05 pm on 8 October 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 14 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions and negotiations in relation to the handover of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1803 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/50

Date of application:

14 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Wayne Buchhorn, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.05 pm on 14 October 2014 Wayne Buchhorn, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 13 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed a tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Facilitated the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 17.521 kg (gross)
Current Location Bulk destroyed. Samples sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/51

Date of application:

15 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Rudi Lammers, Chief Police Officer

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.00 pm on 15 October 2014 Rudi Lammers, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 21 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Gammabutyrolactone (GBL)
Weight/Quantity 5 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/52

Date of application:

15 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Bradley Shallies, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.19 am on 15 October 2014 Bradley Shallies, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 28 October 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions and negotiations in relation to the handover of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Handover of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1803 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/53

Date of application:

17 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.53 am on 17 October 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 16 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 29 October 2014

On 29 October 2014 Scott Lee, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 7926.3 g (gross)
Current Location AFP. Samples sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/54

Date of application:

20 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.55 pm on 20 October 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 2 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 23 October 2014

On 23 October 2014 Matthew Rippon, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed online tracking systems in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1911.50 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/55

Date of application:

24 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.11 pm on 24 October 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 6 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3584.6 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/56

Date of application:

27 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.05 pm on 27 October 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 10 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 4.15 pm on 10 November 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 63.691 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/57

Date of application:

27 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Scott Lee, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

On 27 October 2014 Scott Lee, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, refused a formal application for a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

Not applicable

AFP variation of authority

Not applicable

AAT variation of authority

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities

Not applicable

Cancellation

Not applicable

Target/s of the controlled operation

Not applicable

Nature of conduct engaged in

Not applicable

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

Not applicable

Details of any personal injuries

Not applicable

Illicit goods

Not applicable

Narcotic goods

Not applicable

Outcomes

Not applicable

Controlled operation number: 14–15/58

Date of application:

3 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.09 pm on 3 November 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 16 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Part of this information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a) of the Act. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 6.04 kg (net)
Current Location AFP. Samples sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Indonesia to Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, Victoria.
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/59

Date of application:

31 October 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.08 pm on 31 October 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 20 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the trafficking and conspiracy to traffic commercial quantities of controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 4.45 pm on 20 November 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/60

Date of application:

4 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.50 pm on 4 November 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 17 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 6 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Tehran, Iran
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/62

Date of application:

6 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Bradley Shallies, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.33 pm on 6 November 2014 Bradley Shallies, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 19 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed online tracking systems in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 974.8 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/63

Date of application:

14 November 2014

Authorising officer:

David Pryce, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.15 pm on 14 November 2014 David Pryce, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 20 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 50.2 g (gross)
Current Location ACT Government Laboratory
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Ecuador to Sydney, NSW and Canberra ACT
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. A third arrest is likely to occur in future. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/64

Date of application:

18 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 12.05 pm on 18 November 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 11 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 1.30 pm on 11 December 2014 Wayne Buchhorn, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications and discussions regarding the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 5971.1 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Major controlled operation number: 14–15/65

Date of application:

5 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Leanne Close, performing the duties of Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.00 am on 10 November 2014 Leanne Close, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 19 November 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was terrorism.

Cancellation

At 4.50 pm on 19 November 2014 Ramzi Jabbour, an authorising officer, cancelled the major controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/66

Date of application:

20 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.15 pm on 20 November 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 19 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 25 November 2014

On 25 November 2014 Matthew Rippon, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 3 December 2014

On 3 December 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Facilitated the attempted delivery of consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Amphetamine
Weight/Quantity 7 litres (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Finland and Denmark
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/67

Date of application:

20 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.30 pm on 20 November 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 3 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications and discussions regarding the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 15 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/69

Date of application:

22 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.04 pm on 22 November 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 2 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 3.15 pm on 2 December 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA) Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1917.392 kg (net) 878.919 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Germany
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Six targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/70*

Date of application:

Not applicable

Authorising officer:

Not applicable

Nature of application

Not applicable

Decision of authorising officer

Not applicable

Period of effect

Not applicable

AFP variation of authority

Not applicable

AAT variation of authority

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities

Not applicable

Cancellation

Not applicable

Target/s of the controlled operation

Not applicable

Nature of conduct engaged in

Not applicable

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

Not applicable

* A number was issued; however this matter was not progressed to an authorising officer.

Details of any personal injuries

Not applicable

Illicit goods

Not applicable

Narcotic goods

Not applicable

Outcomes

Not applicable

Controlled operation number: 14–15/71

Date of application:

28 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.40 pm on 28 November 2014 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 16 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 1 December 2014

On 2 December 2014 Raymond Johnson, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 3.20 pm on 16 December 2014 Wayne Buchhorn, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment. Simulated delivery of a consignment was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 40 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/72

Date of application:

28 November 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.15 pm on 28 November 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 4 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 988.4 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/73

Date of application:

2 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.47 pm on 2 December 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 19 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 11.30 am on 19 December 2014 Wayne Buchhorn, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings and discussions in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs. Dealt with money suspected to be the proceeds or instrument of crime.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA)
Weight/Quantity 10 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation An officer of the following agency had possession of the narcotic goods in the course of the controlled operation: AFP and ACBPS

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/75

Date of application:

5 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.30 pm on 5 December 2014 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 4 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1000 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/76

Date of application:

8 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1:40 pm on 8 December 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 21 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Gammabutyrolactone (GBL)
Weight/Quantity 3.767 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/78

Date of application:

9 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Kelsey, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.21 pm on 9 December 2014 Michael Kelsey, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 8 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation, attempt to import, conspiracy to import and attempt to possess commercial quantities of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/79

Date of application:

10 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3:40 pm on 10 December 2014 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 16 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 10 kg (gross)
Current Location Guangzhou Anti-Smuggling Bureau, China
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/80

Date of application:

11 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.05 pm on 11 December 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 9 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 5 January 2015

On 5 January 2015 Leanne Close, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 12 February 2015

On 13 February 2015 Leanne Close, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 9 March 2015

On 9 March 2015 Stanley Desmond Hotop, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the controlled operation should remain in effect until 8 June 2015.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs and dealing in proceeds of crime.

Cancellation

At 8.20pm on 9 April 2015 Leanne Close, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings, communications and negotiations in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs. Dealt with monies reasonably suspected of being the instrument of crime.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Three targets were arrested and charged with drug and money laundering related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/81

Date of application:

12 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.50 am on 12 December 2014 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.182 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/82

Date of application:

17 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.30 pm on 17 December 2014 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 30 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions and arrangements in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Simulated delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 62.3 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Colombia
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/83

Date of application:

24 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.07 am on 24 December 2014 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 23 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 25 kg (gross)
Current Location Guangzhou Anti-Smuggling Bureau, China
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/84

Date of application:

17 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.55 pm on 17 December 2014 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 23 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3283.2 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/86

Date of application:

21 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Wayne Buchhorn, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 6.49 pm on 21 December 2014 Wayne Buchhorn, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 27 December 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the release of a consignment for delivery.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 232.37 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Canada and Italy
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/87

Date of application:

28 December 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.09 pm on 28 December 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 26 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 2 January 2015

On 2 January 2015 Raymond Johnson, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 9 January 2015

On 9 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 14 January 2015

On 14 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 23 January 2015

On 23 January 2015 Raymond Johnson, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Heroin
Weight/Quantity 71 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Thailand
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/88

Date of application:

5 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Glen McEwen, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.26 am on 6 January 2015 Glen McEwen, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 5 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 9 January 2015

On 9 January 2015 Jennifer Hurst, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 5.283 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/89

Date of application:

6 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Glen McEwen, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.37 am on 6 January 2015 Glen McEwen, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 5 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importing and exporting of a border controlled drug or border controlled plant.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/90

Date of application:

7 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.15 pm on 7 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 20 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2000.9 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/91

Date of application:

12 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.12 pm on 12 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 11 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed online tracking systems in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.6 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/92

Date of application:

12 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.40 pm on 12 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3 kg (gross)
Current Location Taiwanese Police
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Taiwan
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Three targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/93

Date of application:

13 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.05 pm on 13 January 2015 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 12 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 65.58 kg (gross)
Current Location Anti-Smuggling Bureau, China
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Three persons were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/94

Date of application:

14 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.51 pm on 14 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 27 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methylenedioxy methcathinone (MDMC)
Weight/Quantity 1000.4 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/95

Date of application:

14 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.00 pm on 14 January 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 27 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 785.98 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/96

Date of application:

15 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 6.15 pm on 15 January 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 28 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Facilitated the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.4933 kg (net)
Current Location AFP. Samples sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. An additional person was arrested and charged with money laundering offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/98

Date of application:

20 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.30 pm on 20 January 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 26 January 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Facilitated the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 4.8 kg (gross)
Current Location Hong Kong Police
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/99

Date of application:

28 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.40 pm on 28 January 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 27 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 8.76 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/101

Date of application:

29 January 2015

Authorising officer:

Grant Edwards, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.55 pm on 29 January 2015 Grant Edwards, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 4 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the simulated delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Simulated delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2601.3 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/102

Date of application:

4 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.25 pm on 4 February 2015 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 2 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 6.20 pm on 2 March 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in and attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 4448.5 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Mexico
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/103

Date of application:

4 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.19 pm on 4 February 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 10 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1897.8 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/104

Date of application:

6 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.40 pm on 6 February 2015 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 5 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 5 March 2015

On 5 March 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2,940.8 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/105

Date of application:

6 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.10 pm on 6 February 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 12 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1545.3 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/106

Date of application:

10 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.40 pm on 10 February 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 23 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3816.3 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/107

Date of application:

10 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 6.00 am on 11 February 2015 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 17 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 16 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP. Samples sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/108

Date of application:

11 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.15 am on 11 February 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 17 February 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 5250 ml (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/109

Date of application:

16 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.15 pm on 16 February 2015 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 15 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 24 February 2015

On 24 February 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed online tracking systems in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 79.4289 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/110

Date of application:

25 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.30 am on 25 February 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 3 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.1 litres (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/112

Date of application:

27 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.00 am on 27 February 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 5 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 11.89 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/113

Date of application:

27 February 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.45 pm on 27 February 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 9 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation of a tier 2 good.

Cancellation

At 5.23pm on 9 March 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain a tier 2 good was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with offences relating to the attempted importation of prohibited imports.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/114

Date of application:

4 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.25 pm on 4 March 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 10 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation of a tier 2 good.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain a tier 2 good was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/115

Date of application:

5 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.00 pm on 5 March 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 11 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation of a tier 2 good.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain a tier 2 good was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/117

Date of application:

5 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.58 am on 5 March 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 11 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 10 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/118

Date of application:

11 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Glen McEwen, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.00 pm on 11 March 2015 Glen McEwen, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 24 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted importation of a tier 2 good.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a consignment purporting to contain a tier 2 good was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with firearm related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/119

Date of application:

12 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.56 am on 12 March 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 12.9 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/120

Date of application:

13 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.10 am on 13 March 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 26 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 483.9 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/121

Date of application:

16 March 2015

Authorising officer:

John Bourke, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.37 am on 16 March 2015 John Bourke, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 22 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 3389.1 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/123

Date of application:

19 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1:17 pm on 19 March 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 8.7 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/124

Date of application:

19 March 2015

Authorising officer:

David McLean, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.03 pm on 19 March 2015 David McLean, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the use of a carriage service to access child pornography material.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications and transactions in relation to child pornography.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Additional persons of interest were identified and referrals were made to the Philippine National Police. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/126

Date of application:

24 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 9.56 am on 24 March 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 30 March 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1965.9 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/127

Date of application:

27 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.25 pm on 27 March 2015 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 2 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1026.7 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/128

Date of application:

30 March 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3:26 pm on 30 March 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 24 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 9 April 2015

On 9 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 10.05am on 24 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed online tracking systems in order to facilitate the delivery of fully substituted consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of fully substituted consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled deliveries of fully substituted consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs were conducted and attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1.53 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/132

Date of application:

14 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.15 pm on 14 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 20 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 1985.9 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/133

Date of application:

15 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.11 am on 15 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 8 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs and dealing in the proceeds of crime.

Cancellation

At 7.39am on 8 May 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the proceeds of crime.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/134

Date of application:

14 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.58 pm on 14 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 13 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 17 April 2015

On 17 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

Date of variation application: 24 April 2015

On 24 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable and commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of fully substituted consignments purporting to contain border controlled drugs were conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 788.48 g (net) 284.53 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Brazil
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/135

Date of application:

15 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.45 pm on 15 April 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 21 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2.35 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/136

Date of application:

16 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.15 pm on 16 April 2015 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 22 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 16 April 2015

On 16 April 2015 Matthew Varley, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 64.9 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/137

Date of application:

20 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.38 pm on 20 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 1 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 12.27pm on 1 May 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Heroin
Weight/Quantity 7 kg (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Laos
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/138

Date of application:

21 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.57 am on 21 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 1 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 12.29pm on 1 May 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 167.8 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Chile
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/140

Date of application:

22 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.55 pm on 22 April 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 6 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 993.2 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/141

Date of application:

24 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.56 pm on 24 April 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 30 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 4.9 kg (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Mexico
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/142

Date of application:

28 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.14 pm on 28 April 2015 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 4 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 1 May 2015

On 1 May 2015 Matthew Varley, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted and conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 603.9 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/143

Date of application:

29 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Christopher Sheehan, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.11 pm on 29 April 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 27 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 5 May 2015

On 5 May 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 2.16pm on 27 May 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 18,158.7 g (net)
Current Location AFP. Samples sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Mexico
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/145

Date of application:

30 April 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.55 pm on 30 April 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 13 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 495.2 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Thailand
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/147

Date of application:

5 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.20 pm on 5 May 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 35 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Germany
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/148

Date of application:

4 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.45 pm on 4 May 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 10 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 956.7 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/149

Date of application:

5 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.45 pm on 5 May 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 269 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Malaysia
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/150

Date of application:

8 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 9.10 pm on 10 May 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 23 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 669 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/151

Date of application:

6 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.00 pm on 6 May 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 12 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Facilitated the delivery of a consignment containing fraudulent identification documentation.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 2 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: United States of America
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/152

Date of application:

8 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Bruce Giles, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.40 pm on 8 May 2015 Bruce Giles, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 14 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/154

Date of application:

19 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 7.00 pm on 19 May 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 May 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 988.4 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China and Singapore
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/155

Date of application:

22 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Jennifer Hurst, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.10 pm on 22 May 2015 Jennifer Hurst, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 4 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Facilitated the attempted delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 300 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: India
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/156

Date of application:

28 May 2015

Authorising officer:

John Bourke, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.30 pm on 28 May 2015 John Bourke, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 3 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the trafficking of a commercial quantity of controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type alpha-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (-PVP)
Weight/Quantity 997.3 g (net)
Current Location AFP. Sample sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/157

Date of application:

1 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon Cowden, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.58 pm on 1 June 2015 Sharon Cowden, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 9 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 5.07pm on 9 June 2015 Christopher Sheehan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 9.9 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

No persons were arrested at this stage. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/158

Date of application:

1 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Peter Crozier, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.30 pm on 1 June 2015 Peter Crozier, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 9 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was terrorism.

Cancellation

At 5.05pm on 9 June 2015 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer, cancelled the controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to terrorism and terrorist related activities.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

This investigation remains ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/159

Date of application:

29 May 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.36 pm on 29 May 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 11 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL)
Weight/Quantity 16,402.4 g (net)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/161

Date of application:

3 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH(2)(b) of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 9.35 am on 3 June 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued an urgent authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 9 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1060.6 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/163

Date of application:

10 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 4.00 pm on 10 June 2015 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 16 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the attempted possession and trafficking of a marketable quantity of a controlled drug.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was attempted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type 3,4-Methylenedioxy ethcathinone (MDEC)
Weight/Quantity 310 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/165

Date of application:

15 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.30 pm on 15 June 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 21 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 3903 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One person was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/167

Date of application:

18 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Rippon, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.55 am on 19 June 2015 Matthew Rippon, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the trafficking and conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings and communications in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/169

Date of application:

24 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.04 pm on 24 June 2015 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 30 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Attempted to engage in discussions in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 2 kg (gross)
Current Location AFP. Sample sent to the National Measurements Institute.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Canada
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

One target was arrested and charged with drug-related offences. The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 14–15/170

Date of application:

24 June 2015

Authorising officer:

Sharon McTavish, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.38 pm on 24 June 2015 Sharon McTavish, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 30 June 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system in order to facilitate the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See below table for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 1000 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Canada
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

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Major controlled operation number: 13–14/06

Date of application:

13 August 2013

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 10.12 am on 19 August 2013 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 18 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 12 February 2014

On 14 February 2014 Michael Phelan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 13 November 2013

On 13 November 2013 Jill Frances Toohey, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 18 February 2014.

Date of variation application: 17 February 2014

On 17 February 2014 Geri Ettinger, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 18 May 2014.

Date of variation application: 14 May 2014

On 14 May 2014 Anne Britton, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 18 August 2014.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was the importation and conspiracy to import commercial quantities of border controlled drugs and border controlled precursors.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications, meetings and discussions in relation to the conspiracy to import border controlled drugs and precursors.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations.

Major controlled operation number: 13–14/85

Date of application:

20 February 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 9.08 am on 21 February 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 20 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 20 May 2014

On 20 May 2014 Jan Redfern, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 20 August 2014.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was dealing in the proceeds of crime and the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications and meetings in relation to dealing with the proceeds of crime and the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/110

Date of application:

7 April 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2:47 pm on 7 April 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 6 April 2015.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 4 July 2014

On 4 July 2014 Anne Britton, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the controlled operation should remain in effect until 6 October 2014.

Date of variation application: 3 October 2014

On 3 October 2014 Robert Deutsch, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the controlled operation should remain in effect until 6 January 2015.

Date of variation application: 5 January 2015

On 5 January 2015 Stephen Edward Frost, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the controlled operation should remain in effect until 6 April 2015.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs and money laundering.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Major controlled operation number: 13–14/113

Date of application:

14 April 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 1.23 pm on 15 April 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and was cancelled on 27 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 25 June 2014

On 25 June 2014 Michael Phelan, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

Date of variation application: 10 July 2014

On 10 July 2014 Naida Isenberg, a nominated Tribunal member, determined that the major controlled operation should remain in effect until 14 October 2014.

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was the importation and conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

At 9.05 am on 27 August 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer, cancelled the major controlled operation authority at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings and discussions in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Major controlled operation number: 13–14/130

Date of application:

16 May 2014

Authorising officer:

Michael Phelan, Deputy Commissioner

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 5.00 pm on 16 May 2014 Michael Phelan, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a major controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 15 August 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the major controlled operation was directed was the importation and conspiracy to import commercial quantities of border controlled precursors and abuse of public office.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the major controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in discussions, negotiations and arrangements in relation to the importation of border controlled precursors and money laundering.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/133

Date of application:

20 May 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.40 pm on 20 May 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 19 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and pre-trafficking of a commercial quantity of a border controlled precursor.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled precursors. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled precursors was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See table below for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Ephedrine
Weight/Quantity 113.8 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/140

Date of application:

6 June 2014

Authorising officer:

John Bourke, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 2.45 pm on 6 June 2014 John Bourke, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 5 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

There was no opportunity to engage in controlled conduct.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See table below for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 971.4 g (gross)
Current Location AFP
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Hong Kong, China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/142

Date of application:

6 June 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.40 pm on 6 June 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 5 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Facilitated the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See table below for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 12 kg (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Two targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/147

Date of application:

18 June 2014

Authorising officer:

Bradley Shallies, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 3.36 pm on 18 June 2014 Bradley Shallies, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 1 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a marketable quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Changed an online tracking system to facilitate the delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. The delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See table below for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Cocaine
Weight/Quantity 200 g (gross)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: Colombia
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/151

Date of application:

25 June 2014

Authorising officer:

Raymond Johnson, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 8.07 am on 26 June 2014 Raymond Johnson, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 25 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

Date of variation application: 1 July 2014

On 1 July 2014 Raymond Johnson, an AFP authorising officer, granted the variation.

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the importation and attempted possession of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in communications in relation to the delivery of a consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs. Controlled delivery of a fully substituted consignment purporting to contain border controlled drugs was conducted.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

See table below for narcotic goods.

Narcotic goods

Type Methamphetamine
Weight/Quantity 41,495.1 g (net)
Current Location Destroyed
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Prior to the commencement of the controlled operation: China
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation No persons had possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the operation.

Outcomes

Six targets were arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Controlled operation number: 13–14/153

Date of application:

26 June 2014

Authorising officer:

Matthew Varley, Commander

Nature of application

The application was made pursuant to section 15GH of the Act.

Decision of authorising officer

At 11.09 am on 26 June 2014 Matthew Varley, an authorising officer within the meaning of section 15GF of the Act, issued a formal authority authorising a controlled operation to be undertaken.

Period of effect

The authority was issued for the period commencing on the date of issue and expired on 2 July 2014.

AFP variation of authority

None

AAT variation of authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

The criminal activity against which the controlled operation was directed was the conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.

Cancellation

None

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Engaged in meetings and discussions in relation to the importation of border controlled drugs.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

None

Details of any personal injuries

None

Illicit goods

No illicit goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Narcotic goods

No narcotic goods were seized as part of the controlled operation.

Outcomes

The AFP has gathered valuable information about the methodologies used in relation to drug importations. Some aspects of this investigation are ongoing.

Schedule 3 Australian Crime Commission

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ACC Material from 2014–15 – reported in full

Nil

ACC Material from 2014–15 – reported in part

The following reports in Schedule 3 are reported in part with information excluded under subsections 15HN (3) and/or (4).

ACC Material from 2014–15 – not reported this reporting period

Controlled operation 2013-14/08, CO13009/07/5, CO14018/02/0, CO15006/00/0, CO15007/00/1, CO15008/00/0, CO15009/00/0 and CO15010/00/0 (authorised/or ongoing in this period but not completed as at 30 June 2015) will not be reported on during this reporting period but will be the subject of reporting in the reporting period in which the operation is completed.

Note that, in relation to CO14011/00/0, CO14012/0/0 and CO14016/00/0, application numbers were allocated to potential applications during the period, but none of the applications proceeded to an authorised officer for consideration and no authority was granted.

ACC Material previously excluded in part – not to be reported

The following matters remain the subject of partial exclusions based on now repealed subsections 15T(3) and 15T(4) and are not reported on in this annual report:

ACC SOC 002 (excluded in part from the 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–2014 annual reports)

ACC 2003–04/6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 19 (excluded in part from the 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–2013 and 2013–14 annual reports)

ACC 2004–05/1, 2, 3, and 6 (excluded in part from the 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 annual reports)

ACC 2005–06/1 to 12 (excluded in part from the 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2013–14 annual reports)

ACC 2006–07/1 to 4 (excluded in part from the 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 annual reports)

ACC 2007–08/2 to 15 (excluded in part from the 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 annual reports)

ACC 2008–09/1, 2, 4–7, 9–11, 13–17, 20–23 (excluded in part from the 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 annual reports)

ACC 2009–10/1 to 4 and 7 to 13 (excluded in part from the 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 annual reports).

ACC Material previously excluded – now reported in full

ACC 2008-09/08

QUANTITATIVE DATA

Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) Section 15HM (2)

Period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Provision Details Required Number
s 15HM(2)(a) Number of Formal authorities that were:
  • granted by an ACC Authorising Officer for the period:
  • varied by an ACC Authorising Officer for the period:
9 granted1 4 varied2
s 15HM(2)(b) Number of Formal applications for formal authorities refused by an ACC Authorising Officer during the period: 0
s 15HM(2)(c) Number of:
  • Formal variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by an ACC Authorising Officer:
  • Urgent variation application for variation of formal authorities refused by an ACC Authorising Officer:
0 0
s 15HM(2)(d) Number of Urgent authorities that were:
  • granted by an ACC Authorising Officer during the period:
  • varied by an ACC Authorising Officer during the period:
3 granted3 0
s 15HM(2)(e) Number of:
  • Formal applications for urgent authorities refused by an ACC Authorising Officer.
  • Urgent applications for urgent authorities refused by an ACC Authorising Officer.
0 0
s 15HM(2)(f) Number of:
  • Formal variation applications for the variation of urgent authorities that were refused by an ACC Authorising Officer:
  • Urgent variation applications for the variation of urgent authorities that were refused by an ACC Authorising Officer.
0 0
s 15HM(2)(g) Number of Formal authorities that were varied by a nominated Tribunal member during the period: 3 varied4
s 15HM(2)(h) Number of:
  • Formal variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by a nominated Tribunal member:
  • Urgent variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by a nominated Tribunal member:
0 0
s 15 HM(2)(t) Number of authorities for controlled operations that
  • were cancelled by an ACC Authorising Officer:
  • expired during the period:
2 cancelled5 9 expired6

1. Comprises CO14014/00/0, CO14015/00/0, CO14017/00/0 to CO14021/00/0, CO15001/00/0, CO15003/00/0

2. Comprises CO14014/00/0, CO14015/00/0, CO14017/00/0, CO15001/00/0

3. Comprises urgent authorities granted CO14013/00/0, CO15002/00/0 and CO15004/00/0.

4. Comprises variations to extend CO14015/00/0, CO14017/00/0, CO14018/00/0

5. Comprises CO14014/00/0 and CO14015/00/0.

6. Comprises CO14013/00/0, CO14017/00/0, CO14019/00/0 to CO14021/00/0, CO15001/00/0 to CO15004/00/0

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14013/00/0

Date of application

11 September 2014

Authorising officer

Colin John Blanch, Acting State Manager of Victoria, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Urgent application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

11 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely conspiracy to deal in the proceeds of crime and dealing in the proceeds of crime contrary to section 11.5(1) and sections 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2), 400.7(1) and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); serious drug offences contrary to Part 9.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and knowingly, recklessly or negligently dealing with proceeds of crime, contrary to sections 194(2), 194(3) and 194(4) of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Nil

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale trafficking, and/or supply of illicit drugs and related large scale money laundering activities.

Targets of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

There were no outcomes as no controlled activity was conducted under this Authority.

Nature of activities

No controlled activity was undertaken under this Authority.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14014/00/0

Date of application

1 October 2014

Authorising officer

Warren Gray, Acting National Manager of Investigations, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

1 October 2014 to 2 December 2014

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely dealing with money or other property contrary to sections 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2) or 400.7(1), 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug contrary to section 11.5(1) and section 307.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); conspiracy to traffic a commercial quantity of a controlled drug contrary to section 11.5(1) and section 302.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); trafficking a commercial quantity of a controlled drug, contrary to section 302.2(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and trafficking a marketable quantity of a controlled drug, contrary to section 302.3(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

On 31 October 2014 a formal application was made under s 15GO of the Act to ACC authorising officer Col Blanch, State Manager Victoria, who varied the authority on 31 October 2014 by authorising:

  • additional law enforcement participants and additional controlled conduct.

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

On 14 November 2014 a formal application was made under s 15GO of the Act to ACC authorising officer Col Blanch, State Manager Victoria, who varied the authority on 14 November 2014 by authorising:

  • additional law enforcement participants.

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

The authority was cancelled by Warren Gray, Acting Executive Director of Operations on 2 December 2014.

Reasons for cancellation

The authority was cancelled following a request from the principal law enforcement officer for the controlled operation.

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale trafficking, and/or supply of illicit drugs and related large scale money laundering activities.

Targets of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

There were no outcomes as no controlled activity was conducted under this Authority.

Nature of activities

No controlled activity was conducted under this Authority.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14015/00/0

Date of application

14 November 2014

Authorising officer

Colin John Blanch, State Manager Victoria, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

14 November 2014 to 11 May 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely conspiracy to deal in the proceeds of crime and dealing in the proceeds of crime contrary to section 11.5(1) and sections 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2), 400.7(1), and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime and dealing with property that subsequently becomes an instrument of crime contrary to sections 193B and 193D of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

On 23 January 2015 a formal application was made under s 15GO of the Act to ACC authorising officer Col Blanch, State Manager Victoria, who varied the authority on 11 February 2015 by authorising:

  • additional controlled conduct.

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

On 13 February 2015, a formal application was made to Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Jill Frances Toohey who granted the variation to extend the period of effect of the Authority for a further 3 months to 12 May 2015.

Cancellation of authority

The authority was cancelled by Nick Wolanin, Acting State Manager New South Wales on 11 May 2015.

Reasons for cancellation

The authority was cancelled following a request from the principal law enforcement officer for the controlled operation.

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale money laundering activities.

Target of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of activities

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14017/00/0

Date of application

10 December 2014

Authorising officer

Richard Grant, National Manager, Investigations, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

10 December 2014 to 9 March 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely manufacturing controlled drugs under section 305.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), pre-trafficking marketable quantities of controlled precursors under Section 306.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), conspiring to traffic commercial quantities of controlled drugs contrary to section 11.5(1) and section 302.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), conspiring to manufacture a commercial quantity of a controlled drug contrary to section 11.5(1) and section 305.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), connected offences of money laundering contrary to sections 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2) or 400.7(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and unlawful production of a Schedule 1 dangerous drug contrary to section 8 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (Qld)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

On 19 December 2014 a formal application was made under s 15GO of the Act to ACC authorising officer Col Blanch, State Manager Victoria, who varied the authority on 19 December 2014 by authorising:

  • additional civilian participant and additional controlled conduct.

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

On 19 February 2015 a formal application was made under s 15GO of the Act to ACC authorising officer Col Blanch, State Manager Victoria, who varied the authority on 20 February 2015 by authorising:

  • additional controlled conduct.

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

On 9 March 2015, a formal application was made to Phillip Edward Hack, Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, who granted the variation to extend the period of effect of the Authority for a further 3 months to 9 June 2015.

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale manufacture, trafficking, and/or supply of illicit drugs and related large scale money laundering activities.

Targets of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of activities

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14019/00/0

Date of application

26 February 2015

Authorising officer

Col Blanch, State Manager Victoria, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

26 February 2015 to 25 May 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely conspiracy to deal in the proceeds of crime contrary to subsection 11.5(1) and subsection 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1)9,(2), 400.7(1), and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code, Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); dealing in the proceeds of crime contrary to subsections 400.3, 400.3, 400.5, 400.6(1), (2), 400.7(1), and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code, Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) and conspiracy to commit money laundering offences under sections 193B(1), (2) and (3) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Nil

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale money laundering activities.

Targets of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of activities

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14020/00/0

Date of application

10 December 2014

Authorising officer

Richard Grant APM, National Manager of Investigations, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

11 December 2014 to 10 March 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely; Trafficking a marketable quantity of controlled drug contrary to section 302.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995; dealing in proceeds of crime contrary to section 400.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995; dealing in proceeds of crime contrary to section 400.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995; possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, namely amphetamines, contrary to section 6(1)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA) and sell or supply a prohibited drug to another, namely amphetamines, contrary to section 6(1) (c) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Not applicable

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Not applicable

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale trafficking, and/or supply of illicit drugs and related large scale money laundering activities.

Target/s of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO14021/00/0

Date of application

16 December 2014

Authorising officer

Richard Grant APM, National Manager of Investigations, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

17 December 2014 to 16 March 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely Conspiracy to deal in the proceeds of crime contrary to section 11.5(1) and sections 400.3; 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2), 400.7(1) and 400.9 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); dealing in proceeds of crime contrary to subsection 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2), 400.7(1) and 400.9 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and property laundering contrary to section 563A of the Criminal Code Act 1913 (WA)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Not applicable

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Not applicable

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale money and property laundering activities.

Target/s of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO15001/00/0

Date of application

4 March 2015

Authorising officer

Nicholas Wolanin, Acting State Manager NSW, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

18 March 2015 to 17 June 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely; Dealing in proceeds of crime, the value of the money or other property being $1,000,000 or more, contrary to section 400.3(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth); and dealing with property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime, the value of the money or other property being $100,000 or more, contrary to section 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

On 20 April 2015, a formal application was made under s 15GO of the Act to ACC authorising officer Nicholas Wolanin, Acting State Manager NSW, who varied the authority on 20 April 2015 authorising:

  • additional law enforcement participants

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale money and property laundering activities.

Target/s of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO15002/00/0

Date of application

2 March 2015

Authorising officer

Colin John Blanch, Acting State Manager of Victoria, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Urgent application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

2 March 2015 to 8 March 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug contrary to subsection 11.5(1) and section 307.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995; conspiracy to traffic a commercial quantity of a controlled drug contrary to subsection 11.5(1) and section 302.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995; conspiracy to traffic in a commercial quantity of a drug of dependence contrary to sections 79 and 71AA of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and conspiracy to supply a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug contrary to sections 26 and s5(2) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Nil

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale importation, trafficking, and supply of illicit drugs.

Target/s of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Nature and quantity of Illicit goods

Nature and quantity Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.
Route illicit goods passed in the course of the operation, including foreign countries Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Narcotic goods

Type Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.
Weight/Quantity Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.
Curent Location Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.
Route through which the narcotic goods travelled Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.
Possession of the narcotic goods during the course of the controlled operation Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO15003/00/0

Date of application

26 March 2015

Authorising officer

Colin John Blanch, Acting State Manager of Victoria, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

26 March 2015 to 25 June 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely conspiracy to deal in the proceeds of crime contrary to subsection 11.5(1) and subsections 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1),(2), 400.7(1), and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) and dealing in the proceeds of crime contrary to subsections 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1),(2), 400.7(1), and 400.9(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Nil

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale money laundering.

Target/s of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: CO15004/00/0

Date of application

30 April 2015

Authorising officer

Colin John Blanch, State Manager of Victoria, Australian Crime Commission

Mode of application

Urgent application

Decision of authorising officer

Application was granted

Period of effect

1 May 2015 to 7 May 2015

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • it is likely that criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation involved serious Commonwealth offences and State offences of a like nature that have a federal aspect, namely Conspiracy to deal in the proceeds of crime contrary to subsection 11.5(1) and 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2), 400.7(1) and 400.9 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); Dealing in the proceeds of crime contrary to subsection 400.3, 400.4, 400.5, 400.6(1), 400.6(2), 400.7(1) and 400.9 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); Trafficking a marketable quantity of controlled drug contrary to section 302.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995; Property Laundering 563A of the Criminal Code Act 1913 (WA); possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, namely amphetamines, contrary to section 6(1)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA) and sell or supply a prohibited drug to another, namely amphetamines, contrary to section 6(1) (c) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA)
  • the nature and extent of the offences justifies a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

Nil

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

Nil

Cancellation of authority

Nil

Reasons for cancellation

Not applicable

Nature of criminal activities targeted

The purpose of the controlled operation was to support an ACC investigation into large scale money laundering.

Target/s of the controlled operation

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Outcomes

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Nature of conduct engaged in

Information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a), (b), and (4) of the Act.

Details of personal injuries during the controlled operation

Nil

Details of damage to property during the controlled operation

Nil

Illicit goods

Nil

Narcotic goods

Nil

ACC report previously excluded now reported in full

Controlled Operation Number: ACC 2008–09/08

Date of Application

14 November 2008

Authorising officer

James Duffy, General Manager Groups and Targeting

Nature of application

Application pursuant to 15K of the Act

Decision of authorising officer

To authorise a controlled operation to be undertaken

Period for which the certificate was in force

14 November to 13 December 2008

Grounds for issue of the certificate

The authorising officer was satisfied by information given to them that:

  • serious criminal activities of the persons targeted by the operation and their associates involved serious Commonwealth offences namely trafficking controlled drugs or commercial quantities of controlled drugs contrary to sections 302.2 and 302.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 being offences within the requirements of s15HB of the Act
  • the nature and extent of the offences justified a controlled operation and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Variation of certificate

Nil

Review

Nil

Termination or Surrender

Nil

Conduct of the controlled operation

A controlled operation was conducted in support of an ACC investigation focused on drug trafficking and conducted jointly with Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The certificate was obtained to facilitate the purchase of dangerous drugs (3-4 methylendioxymethamphetamine and cocaine) by a QPS Law Enforcement Participant (LEP).

ACC Operation FARUS / QPS Golf Brazen was an ongoing investigation commenced in April 2008, targeting several persons including Vlatko TESIC (DOB 14 October 1969) and his associates.

During the course of the supported investigation, a QPS undercover operative successfully purchased drugs from a number of persons including Vlatko TESIC, the primary target. These purchases were conducted under the provisions of an established QPS Controlled Operations Certificate.

This Controlled Operation Certificate related to the purchase of 3000 tablets of 3-4 methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) tablets from Vlatko TESIC on Saturday 15 November 2008.

This is the only controlled activity that was undertaken under the provisions of the issued certificate. The aspects of the investigations surrounding the certificate are now concluded. Vlatko TESIC was arrested and charged on 18 November 2008.

Target/s of the controlled operation

  • Vlatko TESIC, born 14 October 1969 of Bel Air Apartments, Unit 2162, 2623 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
  • Gianni Orazio SANTANOCETO, born 18 June 1987 of Chevron Renaissance Unit 1142/23 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
  • Brett William YOUNG, born 26 April 1983 of 66 Bardon Street, Miami
  • Brett Raymond STEVENS born 31 December 1964 of 100 Callaghan Road, Narangba QLD 4504
  • Nicholas Nigel HEILBRONN born 8 February 1982 of 42 Barton Street, Everton Park
  • Shane Peter LOWE, born 30 June 1983 of 2113 The Vistas Drive, Carrara
  • Michael Frederick BISHOP, born 27July 1976 of 124 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters
  • Adam Noel KELLY, born 2 May 1967 of Unit 3,121-125 Surf Parade, Broadbeach and
  • Sandra Louise KELLY, born 3 May 1974 of Unit 3,121-125 Surf Parade, Broadbeach.

Some information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15T(3) of the Act applying prior to 19 February 2010.

Participants

QPS undercover operative .

QPS Undercover operative controller.

Nature of activities

Tasking by law enforcement officers of QPS undercover operative to engage in conversations and negotiations with Vlatko TESIC (DOB 14 October 1969) and/or his associates in relation to the possession and supply of controlled drugs.

Participation by QPS undercover operative in conversations and negotiations with Vlatko TESIC (DOB 14 October 1969) and/or his associates in relation to the possession and supply of controlled drugs.

15th November 2008 - Purchase of 3000 tablets of 3-4 Methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) from Vlatko TESIC for the amount of $21,000.

Illicit goods

These drugs were sourced directly from Vlatko TESIC. The drugs passed from TESIC to the QPS undercover operative, who provided the drugs to the undercover operative controller. The drugs were lodged by the undercover operative controller with QPS as an exhibit.

The investigation has not identified any point where the drug has entered into Australia or likely to have entered into Australia. Investigations have identified that the drug is sourced locally and distributed upon the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

All drugs sourced during the course of the investigation have already been in the possession of the nominated targets. The originating source of the drugs is, at this time, unknown. There is no intelligence available which indicates that the drugs have been the subject of international border movements.

Narcotic goods

QPS undercover operative, QPS undercover operative controller, prior to being lodged as a QPS exhibit (QPRIME Ref. No. QP08007366886) at the QPS evidence facility.

Additional information

Not applicable

Schedule 4 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

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Reports provided in full

None

Material from 2014–15 reporting in part

The following reports are reported in part in Schedule 4 with information excluded under subsections 15HN(3) and/or (4) of the provisions of the Act applying from 19 February 2010 (the current provisions):

  • ACLEI COA 01 - 2015.

Quantitative Data

Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) Section 15HM(2)

Period: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Provision Details required Number
Subsection 15HM(2)(a) Formal authorities that were granted or varied by an ACLEI authorising officer. 1 granted 0 varied
Subsection 15HM(2)(b) Formal applications for formal authorities refused by an ACLEI authorising officer. 0
Subsection 15HM(2)(c) Formal variation applications and urgent variation applications for variation of formal authorities refused by an ACLEI authorising officer. 0
Subsection 15HM(2)(d) Urgent authorities granted or varied by an ACLEI authorising officer. 0 granted 0 varied
Subsection 15HM(2)(e) Formal applications and urgent applications for urgent authorities that were refused by an ACLEI authorising officer. 0
Subsection 15HM(2)(f) Formal variation applications and urgent variation applications for the variation of urgent authorities that were refused by an ACLEI authorising officer. 0
Subsection 15HM(2)(g) Formal authorities varied by nominated AAT member. 0
Subsection 15HM(2)(h) Formal variation applications and urgent variation applications for variation of formal authorities that were refused by a nominated AAT member. 0
Subsection 15HM(2)(t) Number of authorities for controlled operations that were cancelled during the period. 1 cancelled
Subsection 15HM(2)(t) Number of authorities that expired during the period. 0

CONTROLLED OPERATION NUMBER: ACLEI COA 01–2015

Date of application

19 January 2015

Authorising officer

Michael Griffin AM, Integrity Commissioner

Nature of application

Formal application

Decision of authorising officer

Granted

Grounds for issue of the authority

The authorising officer was satisfied that:

  • a serious Commonwealth offence has been, is being or is likely to be committed, namely Abuse of Public Office [Section 142.2 of the Criminal Code (Cth)] and Receiving a Corrupting Benefit [Section 142.1(3) of the Criminal Code (Cth)];
  • the nature and extent of the suspected criminal activity, namely the unauthorised release of restricted law enforcement information to criminals, are such as to justify the conduct of a controlled operation; and
  • the application otherwise complied with the requirements of the Act.

Period of effect

19 January 2015 to 17 February 2015

Applications to authorising officer to vary authority

None

Applications to AAT member to vary authority

None

Nature of criminal activities

Alleged corrupt conduct involving the unauthorised release of restricted law enforcement information to a criminal entity, and including the possible commission of criminal offences, including Abuse of Public Office [Section 142.2 of the Criminal Code (Cth)] and Receiving a Corrupting Benefit [Section 142.1(3) of the Criminal Code (Cth)].

Cancellation

The authority was cancelled by the Integrity Commissioner on 17 February 2015.

Reasons for cancellation

The controlled operation authority was cancelled at the request of the principal law enforcement officer.

Target/s of the controlled operation

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsections 15HN(2)(a) and 15HN(4) of the Act.

Nature of controlled conduct engaged in

This information has been excluded under the provisions of subsection 15HN(2)(a) of the Act.

Details of any loss of or serious damage to property

Not applicable

Details of any personal injuries

Not applicable

Illicit goods

Not applicable

Narcotic goods

Not applicable

Outcomes

Evidence was obtained of inappropriate dealing with restricted law enforcement information by the person of interest in the investigation.

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