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Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ 40th Annual Memorial Service

Sunday, September 24, is Police and Peace Officers National Memorial Day and men and women who serve or have served their communities in Canada, will honour officers who have given their lives in service to the community. 

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ABF Builds Closer Ties With Indonesian Customs Agency

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The Australian Border Force (ABF) has gifted five detector dogs to its Indonesian counterpart as part of a broader strategic programme of co-operation to better protect each country’s borders.

Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg is visiting Indonesia for meetings with partner agencies and formally presented the dogs to the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) at a ceremony in Jakarta.

Read the press release.

Australian Border Force and Federal Police Arrest a 19-year-old Cocaine Smuggler

A 19-year-old Brazilian national will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court today (20 August) charged with attempting to import four kilograms of cocaine into Australia through Melbourne Airport last weekend.

During an x-ray of the man’s luggage, ABF officers identified concealments in the base of two of his bags. The base of both bags were drilled and a white crystalline powder was found, which tested positive for cocaine.

The man was then referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) who charged him with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely cocaine.

ABF Regional Commander Victoria and Tasmania, Don Smith, said this type of concealment is not unexpected. “Potential drug importers need to be aware that the Australian Border Force is alert to the most sophisticated concealments,” Mr Smith said.

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New Zealand Border Protection Thin Blue Line Under Pressure

The popular television show Border Patrol has created an unrealistic expectation about the job of Customs officers, says the chief executive of the border protection agency.

Weekend Herald investigation can reveal morale in Customs has plummeted in recent years with nearly one-third of staff “disengaged” from their work, according to a leaked copy of the most recent employment survey.

More than 50 senior staff took voluntary redundancy in a sweeping restructure and the number of permanent operational staff has fallen from 935 to 810, while a further 138 job vacancies remain unfilled.

Insiders at Customs say having fewer frontline staff has increased the pressure on the “thin blue line” at the Auckland International Airport and led to more resignations.

Read more in NZ Herald.

Source: www.nzherald.co.nz

Australian Border Force Becomes Front Line Agency Leading Operation Sovereign Borders

On 1 July 2015, the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force was established as the new front-line operational agency within the Department reflecting a greater focus on the border as a strategic national asset.  The integrated arrangements build on recent border protection reforms and the long history of the two organisations working closely together.


Roman Quaedvlieg was sworn in to his new role at a Parliament House ceremony in Canberra on Wednesday along with deputies and assistant commissioners.


Mr Quaedvlieg said he has unwavering confidence in his team as they undertake their mission to counter those ‘who would seek to exploit our prosperity and wealth for criminal gain’.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott hailed the ceremony as a historic day, saying the agency ushered in a new era of disciplined service.


Read more on Border.gov.au.

Source: www.border.gov.au

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Commends CBSA And RCMP On Deportation Decision

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, commended a joint investigation by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which led to a deportation order for Jahanzeb Malik. Mr. Malik was arrested by CBSA three months ago due to his involvement in an alleged terrorist plot to bomb locations in downtown Toronto.

Read more in PR Newswire.

Source: www.prnewswire.com