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WA man charged with uploading child abuse material to social media

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This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police. A Perth man, 37, is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (11 August 2022) charged with possessing and accessing child abuse material.
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Second man charged over SMS phishing scam

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Editor’s Note: Audio grabs from AFP Detective Superintendent Brad Marden are available via hightail. The AFP has arrested a second man, 30, for his alleged role in a Sydney-based criminal syndicate accused of stealing banking and identification details from thousands of Australians in a bid to access their accounts.
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Mildura man charged with offshore child abuse offences

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A Mildura man has been charged by the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (Vic-JACET) for allegedly encouraging a sexual offence with a child outside Australia.
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AFP restrains $4.44 million in Operation Ironside investigation

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Editor's note: Images and audio grabs are available via Hightail. The AFP-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT) has restrained an estimated $4.44 million in assets as part of an Operation Ironside investigation.
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Authorities seize 700 kilograms cocaine in NSW, worth $280 million

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Police are seeking information about the criminal syndicate responsible for a 700-kilogram cocaine importation found hidden on a cargo ship at Sydney’s Port Botany.
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Sydney man sentenced after $241 million worth of meth found in cans of coconut milk

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Editor’s note: Vision of the consignment is available via Hightail. A Sydney man, 22, has been sentenced to six years’ jail in the NSW District Court today (5 August, 2022) for importing about 700 litres (288 kilograms) of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $241 million concealed inside cans of coconut milk.
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Victorian man charged with grooming offences

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A Victorian man has been charged by the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (Vic-JACET) for allegedly grooming a person to make it easier to engage in sexual activity with a child outside Australia.
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Queensland man charged with multiple drug offences

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Editor’s note: Images are available for download via Hightail. A Daisy Hill man, 36, is due to appear in a Brisbane court today (5 August, 2022), charged with multiple drug offences, following an AFP investigation.
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Man linked to Operation Ironside extradited from Darwin to Melbourne

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AFP officers have escorted a man, 37, on a chartered flight from Darwin to Melbourne this morning (5 August, 2022) to face two charges for allegedly importing cocaine worth about $40 million. He is expected to appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court today.
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National program using DNA to identify missing persons extended until end of 2023

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National Missing Persons Week 2022 reminds us of the many thousands of Australians left wondering, asking, searching and holding onto hope for their missing loved one.
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