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Australian Customs cracks down on internal corruption

Australian Customs cracks down on internal corruption

Updated 12 February 2013, 22:59 AEST

A joint operation between police and customs in Australia has led to 17 arrests, as part of a two year investigation into corruption within Australia's Customs and Border Protection Service.

They were arrested for their alleged role in importing around 40 kilograms of pseudoephedrine - the key ingredient in the manufacture of methemphetamine.

The acting head of Australia's Customs Service has warned there will be more arrests.

Correspondent: Girish Sawlani

Speakers: Michael Pelluzzo, Acting Chief Executive of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service; Tony Negus, Australian Federal Police Comissioner

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