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Brisbane man jailed and seven children rescued following international investigation into child abuse

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Seven children have been rescued from harm, a 68-year-old Brisbane man jailed and two people arrested overseas following an international investigation into the sexual abuse of children.
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AFP canines sniffing out crime to keep Australians safe

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Australian Federal Police specialist dogs have helped seize 96 kilograms of drugs, 13 firearms and $2.8 million dollars in 2021.
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New tech online safety guide for the festive season

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A new online safety guide is being released today for parents and others who are buying technology for children this festive season.
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Convicted terrorist jailed for breaching Control Order

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A convicted terrorist offender was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment by the Parramatta District Court yesterday (29 November 2021) for repeatedly breaching a Federal Court of Australia Control Order.
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Northern NSW woman charged in connection to Operation Saintes

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A 22-year-old woman is due to appear at Blacktown Court House today (30 November 2021) charged with offences relating to sexual activity with minors and the possession of morphine as part of an ongoing AFP investigation.
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AFP content for newsrooms from December 1

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Every day, the AFP’s website will publish at least one media release that will outline details about operations for the first time, reveal behind-the-scenes capability and explain how we have kept Australians safe in 2021.
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WA man jailed over importation of meth in children’s toy

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26-year-old man has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment over the failed importation of 252 grams of methamphetamine from the United States into Western Australia.
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Cyber criminals stopped from stealing tens of millions of dollars as AFP unleashes new cyber punch

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The AFP has stopped cyber criminals from stealing $24 million from the superannuation accounts of hard-working Australians and launched several counter strikes to stop millions of dollars more being siphoned offshore.
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Sydney man charged over SMS phishing scam

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Australian Federal Police investigators have charged a 38-year-old Sydney man for stealing more than $100,000 in an illegal SMS phishing scam.
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Tasmanian man charged for alleged role in online child exploitation network

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A 30-year-old man is the first Tasmanian to be charged for his alleged role in national child exploitation network.
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