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1 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Australian Presentation Maritime Crime at Sea: Small craft importations of illicit commodities

2 © ACC 2009 International context Between 1 Jan 2000 and 31 Dec seizures globally 130 illicit drug detections (approx 220 metric tonnes) 2 weapons movements 10 largest detections seized from fishing vessels (approx 90 metric tonnes)

3 © ACC 2009 Methodologies Buried or scuttled at sea Meeting at sea / commercial vessel drop off Direct arrivals Sea / air transfers / aerial drop offs

4 © ACC 2009 Feasibility Drug market demand and value makes it profitable to supply a particular drug / precursor It is more profitable to import than source domestically Criminal group has the finances and links to international organised criminals to source bulk quantities Small craft methodology more appealing than other importation methods

5 © ACC 2009 Maximising maritime criminal intelligence outcomes Incorporating serious and organised crime within national security considerations Enhanced collection and sharing of information Complementary maritime laws

6 © ACC 2009 Opportunities Partnership with community and industry Human source recruitment Improved international and regional information flows Intelligence led compliance / surveillance activities Exploit reliance on technologies Use of maritime transponders


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