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Adelaide man charged with new offences as a result of a counter-terrorism investigation

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A 33-year-old Adelaide man is now facing a total of five charges as a result of a joint investigation into Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremist groups in South Australia. He is expected to appear in Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 7 October 2021. 
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Scammers using fake AFP credentials to target vulnerable people

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The Australian Federal Police wants to warn the community about a scam involving fake police representatives attempting to con money from the public. 
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Northern Territory man charged with child abuse material and grooming offences

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Editor’s note: vision of the arrest available via Hightail Detectives from the Northern Territory Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (NT JACET) have charged a 72-year-old man in Marrakai for allegedly transmitting and possessing child abuse material as well as grooming-related offences.
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Ship captain charged over underwater cable damage off Perth

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The Australian Federal Police has charged the 59-year-old Master of container ship Maersk Surabaya, which allegedly damaged the Australia Singapore Cable off the West Australian coast – in what is believed to be the first prosecution by the AFP for the alleged offence.
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NSW man jailed for online child abuse offences

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A 61-year-old man who uploaded child abuse material to Instagram was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment by the Parramatta District Court yesterday (Friday, 20 August 2021).
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IRONSIDE: Trusted insider charged for alleged role in Melbourne cocaine importation

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A 55-year-old man faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday 19 August 2021) for allegedly using his role as a trusted insider to aid the importation of more than 160 kilograms of cocaine into Victoria.
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Sydney man linked to plot to import $8 million worth of illicit cigarettes

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A National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) investigation has identified the alleged involvement of a Sydney man, with Outlaw Motorcycle Gang links, in a plot to illegally import almost eight million cigarettes. A joint investigation known as Operation Kalvari was launched in March 2021 involving the Australian Federal Police (AFP), with the Australian Border Force (ABF) Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) and Detector Dog Unit, and NSW Police Force Raptor Squad. ***Editor's note: Images availible***
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NSW man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A South-Western Sydney man is expected to face Downing Centre Local Court today (20 August 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) operation.
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Victorian man sentenced for soliciting child abuse material

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A 28-year-old Victorian man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of soliciting child abuse material from a young girl he met online.
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NSW man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A Tamworth man is expected to face court today (Wednesday, 18 August 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) operation.
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