News

Customs staff accused of smuggling

AUSTRALIAN border security officials are helping organised crime syndicates smuggle multi-million-dollar shipments of illicit drugs and other contraband into Australia.

More than two dozen Customs and border protection officials are under investigation for corruption or misconduct by law enforcement agencies.

Suspected offences include drug trafficking and leaking sensitive information.

The revelations put pressure on the government as it confronts calls from the opposition to hold an independent inquiry into Customs and the failure to stop the flood of drug and weapons importations.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times

Topics:  australia, border security, customs, drug smuggling



It's astounding, time is fleeting

GRAB your friends and head down to the Coffs Harbour Racecourse

President puts orchids on show

Woolgoolga District Orchid Society President Brian Newman with an award winning Dendrobium orchid, C.K. Ai 'Oka'

ORCHID Society president to put plants on display.

Northern Beaches sport stars soar to new heights

OUTSTANDING: Swimming's next big talents, Madeleine McTernan and Tara Everson (centre) were presented sporting awards by Kevin Hogan (second from right).

Local swimmers recognised by Federal MP for Page

Local Partners

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E3 - Which picnic date is better?

The Bachelorette Georgia Love, centre, with her top 11 bachelors.

Lee and Matt get some one-on-one time with Georgia.

Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House.

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in viral video.

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

Spring property hard to find

SHORT ON SELLERS: Spring is yet to see the usual influx of vendors keen to sell.

Spring selling season off to a slow start

Coffs region is hot property

The region’s housing market is looking up, with projects on the radar in Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.

Units and houses are both pulling strong returns for Coffs

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record