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Israeli national extradited to Australia to face court on drug charges

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A 50-year-old Israeli national accused of being involved in a conspiracy to import 200 kilograms of cocaine into Australia will face Brisbane Magistrate’s Court this month (November 2021) after being extradited from the Philippines.
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Perth man charged over meth hidden behind painting

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A 38-year-old Western Australian man has been charged over a foiled plot to import more than four kilograms of methamphetamine hidden behind a painting sent from Canada.
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Perth man charged over meth hidden behind painting

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A 38-year-old Western Australian man has been charged over a foiled plot to import more than four kilograms of methamphetamine hidden behind a painting sent from Canada.
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Australia’s drug use – scarier than Halloween

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The Australian Federal Police will release a new social media campaign on Halloween to highlight the real horror of illicit drug use, including cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
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IRONSIDE: NSW man charged over multiple drug importations

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UPDATE: photographs of the seized drugs now available via hightail. A 34-year-old Rose Bay man is scheduled to face Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (30 October 2021) following a joint investigation between the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity into multiple importations of illicit drugs through air cargo consignments. 
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Two men sentenced to 17 years’ jail each for record Australian cocaine seizure

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Two people have today (29 October 2021) been sentenced to 17 years’ jail each in relation to Australia’s biggest ever cocaine seizure.
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WA man in SA court for allegedly smoking on a plane and providing false details

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A West Australian man is expected to appear in Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (29 October 2021) for allegedly travelling under a false name and smoking on an aircraft.
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$1.6 million forfeited to the Commonwealth following AFP and FBI investigation

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A convicted hacker who sold stolen Netflix and Spotify subscriptions has been ordered to forfeit more than $1.66 million in cryptocurrency and cash to the Commonwealth after an Australian Federal Police investigation.
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New AFP-led Taskforce Vanguard makes significant impact to high volume crime

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The new Australian Federal Police-led High Volume Crime Taskforce Vanguard has made a significant impact on the community, with the arrest of 30 people for drug and money laundering offences, and the seizure of millions of dollars in cash and hundreds of kilograms of illicit drugs and tobacco.  
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Australian Federal Police to Chair Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group

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Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw assumes the chair of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG).
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