ution and a total of 30 prohibited imports were located, including knives, knuckle rings, knuckle dusters, a baton and slingshot with brace. All items were seized by the ABF.
Queensland ABF Regional Commander, Terry Price, said the ABF was committed to protecting the community from dangerous prohibited goods.
“The safety of our community is a priority for the Australian Border Force and we will continue to work with our partner agencies to stop illicit weapons in the community,” Regional Commander Price said.
“Once again, we have seen seizures by our border officers lead to further operational activity onshore. The community can be assured that we will not tolerate the illegal importation of dangerous weapons, and our officers are working in Australia’s regional and rural areas to combat any threat,” he said.
Penalties under the Customs Act include conviction and fines of up to $180,000.
Immigration and Border Protection (02) 6264 2244