Customs staff accused of smuggling
AUSTRALIAN border security officials are helping organised crime syndicates smuggle multi-million-dollar shipments of illicit drugs and other contraband into Australia.
More than two dozen Customs and border protection officials are under investigation for corruption or misconduct by law enforcement agencies.
Suspected offences include drug trafficking and leaking sensitive information.
The revelations put pressure on the government as it confronts calls from the opposition to hold an independent inquiry into Customs and the failure to stop the flood of drug and weapons importations.
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