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AFP lays first exit trafficking charge in Victoria

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A 50-year-old man will today (9 March 2022) be the first Victorian to face court for an exit trafficking offence, after he allegedly deceived a woman into travelling to Sudan in order to cancel her visa and prevent her return to Australia.
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AFP celebrates International Women’s Day

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Editor’s note: Interviews and images available on request. The AFP is marking International Women’s Day by showcasing inspiring female members and encouraging more women to consider a career with the agency.
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US man charged over gun in luggage at Sydney Airport

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An American citizen is expected to face Sydney Central Local Court today (7 March 2022) after a loaded firearm was allegedly found in his luggage at Sydney International Airport security screening.
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WA resident charged over cocaine mail import

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A 24-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrate's Court today (5 March 2022) charged over the importation of cocaine embedded in clothing.
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Operation Molto: SA man jailed

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A 43-year-old South Australian man who tried to procure children for sexual activity and possessed hundreds of child exploitation images and videos has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
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Sydney man charged with possessing and transmitting child abuse material

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A 26-year-old man is due to appear before Hornsby Local Court today (3 March 2022) on two online child abuse-related charges following an Australian Federal Police investigation.
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Man sentenced after ‘sextortion’ campaign against young girls

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A 24-year-old Sri Lankan national residing in Melbourne has today (2 March 2022) been sentenced to jail, after coercing young girls into sending sexually explicit images and videos of themselves and then distributing the intimate content to their family, friends and posting the material to an adult pornography website. ***Editor's note: arrest footage available***
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Nationwide Operation Molto closes with the removal of 51 children from harm in Australia

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VISION AVAILABLE: More than 100 Australians have been charged with over 1000 child abuse-related offences under a global operation, which has now been finalised.
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Police seize 69 kilograms of illegal drugs concealed in tea

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IMAGES AVAILABLE: More than $55 million worth of drugs have been seized, after 56 kilograms of methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of heroin were identified in a consignment of green tea and magnets from Thailand.
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AFP signs MoU with Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

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The AFP and the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on training and innovation to help make the Australian community safer.
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