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Sydney man jailed following US tip-off about the trading of child abuse material online

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A Kirrawee man was sentenced to eight and a half years’ imprisonment in the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday (9 September, 2022) on 16 counts of possessing or transmitting child abuse material.
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Two organised crime syndicate members jailed for largest precursor seizure in Victoria

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Editor’s note: Images and vision are available via Hightail. Two men were today (12 September) sentenced in the Melbourne County Court to a total of 35 years and 6 months behind bars for importing 1.3 tonnes of the drug precursor ephedrine into Melbourne.
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Men jailed for importing 645kg of MDMA hidden in barbeques

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VISION AVAILABLE Two men have been sentenced to a cumulative term of 14 years’ jail following a joint investigation into the attempted importation of 645kg methamphetamine concealed in steel barbeques.
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Man, 77, charged with online child abuse related offence

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A New South Wales man is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (10 September 2022) charged with transmitting child abuse material.
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Police warning: Sextortion for profit on the rise

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The AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) and police from across Australia are joining forces in recognition of National Child Protection Week to warn of a worrying online sextortion trend targeting Australians.
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Sydney man sentenced for child grooming offences

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A Maroubra man, 20, has been sentenced to a three-year suspended term of imprisonment by Downing Centre Court today (9 September, 2022) for child grooming and child abuse material offences.
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Operation Ironside: NSW resident jailed for $1.7m money laundering offence

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Editor’s note: Images available via Hightail. A Vietnamese national, 27, has been sentenced to three years’ jail in Sydney Downing Centre Court yesterday (9 September 2022) for his role in dealing in the proceeds of crime after more than $1.7 million cash was found at his Sydney unit in May 2021.
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Man sentenced for threatening an AFP officer

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A New South Wales man, 53, has been sentenced this week (7 September 2022) after pleading guilty to threatening to cause serious harm to an AFP officer who was protecting a Commonwealth parliamentarian.
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National Child Protection Week –AFP’s ThinkUKnow continues the conversation about online safety

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The AFP-led ThinkUKnow program is continuing the conversation with parents, carers and teachers about the challenges children are facing online and how to protect them as part of National Child Protection Week 2022.
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NT man arrested at Darwin Airport for possession of child abuse material

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This is a joint release between Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Northern Territory Police
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