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Australian Border Force
13 minutes | Aug 10, 2017
Episode 05 – On the edge of Australia
In this episode we gain insight into the role of ABF officers living and working in one of the smallest but most strategically important regions of the Australian coastline, the Torres Strait, and join the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Maitland targeting illegal activities along the remote Kimberley coast of Western Australia.
27 minutes | Apr 28, 2017
Episode 04 - Maritime Border Command’s midnight mission
In the minutes before midnight on the 2nd of February 2017, Maritime Border Command officers boarded a sailing vessel suspected of ferrying a large quantity of cocaine towards the South Coast of NSW, leading to the biggest cocaine bust in Australian history. In this podcast we’ll learn how international drug syndicates are targeting Australia because of its booming, lucrative drug market. We’ll also describe the role of Strategic Border Command in facilitating the movement of people and goods across the border, and take a look at the ABF’s detector dog foster care program.
26 minutes | Dec 14, 2016
Episode 03 - Tobacco smuggling: revenue up in smoke
The Government excise on tobacco and tobacco products is aimed at discouraging smoking and battling smoking related cancer, but to criminal syndicates, it’s an opportunity to dump cheap illicitly imported tobacco onto the black market, denying the government–and taxpayers–of millions of dollars in legitimate revenue. In this podcast we look at how the ABF is combatting the importation of illicit tobacco, and how by working in partnership with industry and the community, Border Watch is playing a vital role in providing information about unusual and suspicious behaviour that could be linked to drugs, weapons and wildlife smuggling.
22 minutes | Oct 25, 2016
Episode 02 - The biggest on the beat
In this episode we explore the biggest ship in the Australian Border Force fleet–the ABFC Ocean Shield–discover how ABF officers are working at airports around the world to help protect our border, and we go inside the Australian Border Force College to learn about Operational Safety Training.
25 minutes | Sep 12, 2016
Episode 01 - Origins of the ABF
In this episode we explain the origins of the Australian Border Force, discover how Maritime Border Command is combating lethal ghost nets, and hear how the Australian Border Force College is equipping regional partners with the skills to detect smuggled drugs and weapons.
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