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Four to face court in Sydney after extradition from Dubai

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Four men are scheduled to appear before the Sydney Central Local Court tomorrow (18 September 2017) to face charges relating to their alleged involvement in international criminal syndicates. All four Australian nationals were arrested on 8 August 2017 in Dubai during two multi-national law enforcement operations. They arrived in Australia after being extradited from Dubai last night.
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Brighter Future 4 Kids Foundation launches world-first program to clothe children

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The Brighter Future 4 Kids Foundation proudly announced two important changes to their Foundation today, with the introduction of co-patrons Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM OAM and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, and its new program Uniform 4 Kids.
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Man arrested for child sex offences

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Detectives from the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) yesterday arrested a man for child sex offences. The 45-year-old western suburbs man was charged with two counts of possession of child exploitation material. It will be alleged that the victim is under the age of 14 years.
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Parade of Nations to open world’s largest international women in policing conference

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More than 1,000 delegates from almost 60 countries will congregate in what will be the world’s largest international conference on women in policing between September 17 and 21 at the Cairns Convention Centre.
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Over 1000 to attend international women in policing conference

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Over one thousand delegates from nearly 60 countries will attend one of the world’s largest international conferences on women in law enforcement, in Cairns, Queensland, from 17-21 September 2017.
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Calls for international travellers to declare excess cash

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International travellers into and out of Australia are being reminded of the need to declare any cash they are carrying in excess of AUD $10,000 or more, to help make travel at airports smoother.
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AFP seeking man over child sex offence

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is seeking information on the location of a 56-year-old Slovenian national believed to be in Australia. On 13 July 2017, an Extradition Arrest Warrant was issued for Joze Smit (aka Joza Smit and Joseph Smit) who is believed to be in Australia. He is wanted in Slovenia to face charges relating to an alleged child sex offence.
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Victorian joint agency task force unhinges meth importation plan

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Three men have been arrested by the Victorian Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF), following an alleged attempt to import 17 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed within a consignment of door hinges.
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AFP officer charged with child exploitation offence

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A 45-year-old AFP officer from Queensland has been charged with allegedly accessing child exploitation material following an internal investigation by AFP Professional Standards.
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Police, Commonwealth Bank and Daniel Morcombe Foundation embark on child safety roadshow

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) – together with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Tasmania Police – is today launching an educational tour to increase awareness of child safety and missing persons ahead of Day for Daniel in October.
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