The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon. Scott Morrison, in commenting on the recently launched National Border Targeting Centre (NBTC) has said the NBTC will boost national security and law enforcement agencies' capability to generate actionable intelligence to support highly trained officers on the ground to physically detect and stop threats from entering Australia.
The NBTC brings together nine (9) border, law enforcement, national intelligence and regulatory partner agencies to analyse and target high-risk passengers and cargo within the Strategic Border Command and, it has been said by Minister Morrison, provides a national, holistic approach to combat serious and organised crime which is responsible for smuggling illegal drugs, guns, bio-security, national security and immigrations risks through cargo and traveller arrival points.
The NBTC will also work collaboratively with Australia’s regional partners and targeting centres in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand to improve knowledge of criminal syndicates with international links and disrupt criminal activity ahead of the Australian border.
The centre is hosted within the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service's Strategic Border Command Headquarters in Canberra.
For further information please contact Rob Crabtree on 0412-050-744 or Brett Greedy on 0412-146-615.