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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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SA JACET tip off Canadian police

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Information provided by South Australia’s Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Inve
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Three arrested over child sex abuse and exploitation material

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Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police), ANCOR section of Special Crimes Investigation Branch and New South Wales Police Force have arrested a South Australian man and two women, in South Australia and New South Wales, following investigations into the production and dissemination of child exploitation material and the aggravated sexual assault of a child aged under 10.
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Three men to be charged with committing a terrorist act

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Members of the Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) expect to charge three men with engaging in a terrorist act.
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Woman charged with importing cocaine

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A 32-year-old South African national has been charged with attempting to import approximately six kilograms of cocaine into Perth International Airport last night.
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Man and woman arrested at Sydney Airport for alleged import of 18 litres of liquid ice

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A 63-year-old Vietnamese man and a 54-year-old Vietnamese woman have been arrested at Sydney International Airport after allegedly attempting to import approximately 18 litres of liquid methamphetamine.
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