Crime and law enforcement
We investigate serious and organised crime such as drug trafficking, fraud, money laundering and networked paedophilia.
We can use our special powers when investigating crime, disrupting criminal syndicates and confiscating proceeds of crime. Our work complements that of other state, national and international law enforcement agencies.
- In focus
- CMC returns millions to state coffers: The CMC has successfully recovered more than $11.8 million worth of assets for the State from former Queensland Health employee Hohepa Hikairo Morehu-Barlow through proceeds of crime action in the Supreme Court in Brisbane. Read the media release.
- Proceeds of crime update: Since 2003 when the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 came into force, the CMC has returned $55,504,787 to the State and restrained $162,933,756 worth of assets. Read more about proceeds of crime.
- Operation Warior sentencing: On 10 May 2013, a principle target of the CMC’s Operation Warrior – 34-year-old Allen Milos from Kangaroo Point – was sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court to 13 years imprisonment. Find out more.
- Parents urged to remain vigilant: In the wake of two successful criminal paedophilia prosecutions that reveal the relentless threat posed by internet-based predators, parents are urged to remain vigilant to the reality of paedophiles trawling social networking sites and online forums. Read more about these prosecutions and how to protect your children.
- New major crime 'general referral': The CMC and QPS have been given the green light to fast-track investigations into violent crimes involving ‘vulnerable victims’ – children, the elderly and people with a physical/mental impairment. Read more about this referral in the media release.
- Fighting major crime: Recent enforcement activities and convictions: Reporting on our recent organised crime and criminal paedophilia arrests and prosecution outcomes. See all activities.