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Operational success reveals the AFP helped keep South Australians safe in 2021

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The AFP has charged 50 alleged offenders with 147 charges and seized more than 1.7 tonnes of illicit drugs in South Australia in 2021.
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Sydney man jailed and child rescued in the Philippines

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A 59-year-old man was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment in the Downing Centre District Court today (17 December 2021) for directing the abuse of a child in the Philippines and paying for it to be live streamed online.
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Three WA men in court over separate online child abuse cases

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Three men accused of possessing images and videos of children being sexually abused are all expected to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today (17 December 2021), after being charged by the Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team.
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IRONSIDE: Eight men to face court after targeted police activity in NSW

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The second phase of the Australian Federal Police-led Operation Ironside has this week resulted in eight men charged or issued court attendance notices in NSW for drug and proceeds of crime offences.
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AFP helping to keep Afghan arrivals safe

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Building relationships with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities around Australia is a top priority for the AFP.
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Operation Arkstone offender sentenced

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A 30-year-old Lismore man linked to an international online child abuse network was yesterday (16 December 2021) sentenced to two years and nine months imprisonment by Lismore District Court.
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AFP seizes $470 million from criminals

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The AFP has restrained more than $470 million in criminal assets over the past two-and-a-half years, disrupting criminal operations and contributing millions of dollars to Commonwealth programs aimed at keeping Australians safe.
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AFP operational results helping to keep NSW safe in 2021

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The AFP in NSW have charged 182 alleged offenders with 869 Commonwealth charges in 2021, underscoring the crackdown on crime in the state. The AFP’s Eastern Command (NSW) has seized more than 14 tonnes of illicit drugs - including 5.8 tonnes of stimulants and almost 1.3 tonnes of cocaine – to date this calendar year.
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Can you hack it?

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The AFP is seeking highly-skilled cyber security experts, programmers, ethical hackers and malware analysers to help outsmart cybercriminals around the world. Early next year, the AFP will launch a recruitment campaign encouraging those with experience or qualifications in IT, cyber security or related fields to apply for a career with AFP Cybercrime Operations as a technical specialist.
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Toowoomba man due to appear on child abuse material charges

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A 25-year-old man is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court today (14 December 2021) after police found child abuse material on a mobile phone allegedly belonging to him.
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