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AFP operational successes highlighted in 2021-22 Annual Report

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The AFP seized more than 21 tonnes of illicit substances and was involved in more than 300 disruptions across 22 countries in the past financial year, as part of the ongoing efforts to protect Australians and deliver maximum damage to the criminal environment.
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Woman charged for alleged Sydney airport assault

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A New Zealand woman, 36, is expected to face Sydney Downing Centre Local Court today (24 October 2022) charged with allegedly assaulting a passenger at Sydney Airport.
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AFP arrests man over alleged threats to Senator

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The AFP has arrested a Melbourne man, 27, this morning (Friday, 21 October, 2022), after a series of alleged online threats were made to a member of the Australian Senate.
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Brisbane man jailed for online child abuse offences

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A Brisbane man has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for online child abuse related offences.
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Melbourne man sentenced for possessing child abuse material

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A Melbourne man has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment, to
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AFP members recognised for improving opportunities for women in law enforcement

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Editor’s note: Images of Detective Sergeant Dunbar and Sheridan Page available via Hightail. Two AFP members have been recognised in this year’s Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP) Excellence in Policing Awards for their commitment to improving opportunities and services provided to women in law enforcement.
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Hundreds of alleged offenders charged at airports in past six months

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Editor’s note: Audio grabs of Assistant Commissioner Specialist Protective Command Scott Lee available via Hightail The AFP has charged more than 330 alleged offenders with about 420 charges at airports in the past six months as passengers and visitors are warned unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated.
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Hong Kong authorities seize 76kg of methamphetamine destined for Australia

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Editor’s note: Images available via Hightail. Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigators are seeking information about 76kg of methamphetamine that Hong Kong Customs and Excise officers seized on Thursday (October 13, 2022) before it could reach its intended destination of Sydney.
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Northern Territory man jailed for 39 online child abuse offences

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A Katherine man has been sentenced to three years and nine months’ imprisonment for multiple online child abuse related offences. 
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Business class passenger escorted off international flight following alleged aggressive behaviour

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Editor’s Note: Audio grabs available via Hightail
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