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Investigation Report 04/2014: Operation Barden—An investigation into the supervision by the Australian Federal Police of a traveller with internally-secreted drugs

In the course of their duties, law enforcement officials can have ready access to items—such as seized illicit drugs—that are portable and valuable and which the owner may be keen to discard or disown. This situation creates an opportunity for corrupt conduct to occur—whether by theft, intimidation or agreement—and not be reported.