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National Science Week 2022: AFP opens search for next generation of forensic scientists

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Editor’s note: Images of participants at previous Forensic Work Experience programs available via Hightail. The AFP will open the doors of its specialist forensic facility in Canberra to high school students with an interest in STEM subjects.
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National Science Week 2022:How tiny fragments of glass assisted AFP to solve a murder.

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As National Science Week highlights the role of glass in everyday life, the AFP is able to reveal how tiny fragments of glass assisted the AFP to solve a murder on Norfolk Island 20 years ago, the first reported murder in 150 years.
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National Science Week 2022: Highlighting AFP’s Forensic capability

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The AFP’s world-class forensic capability will be on show this week to celebrate National Science Week 2022.
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NSW man charged with transmitting and soliciting child abuse material

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Editor’s note: Vision of the arrest is available via Hightail. A New South Wales man, 26, has been charged with seven counts of child abuse-related offences by the AFP’s Child Protection Operations team.
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Queensland man charged with online child abuse-related offences

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A Queensland man is due to appear in Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today (12 August, 2022) charged with allegedly possessing and sharing child abuse material.
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AFP seizes 208 kilograms of meth in Sydney

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Editor's Note: Images from this operation are available to download via Hightail. The AFP-led National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) has seized a shipment of more than 200 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, worth more than $25 million, as part of an ongoing investigation into a transnational organised crime group.
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WA man charged with uploading child abuse material to social media

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This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police. A Perth man, 37, is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (11 August 2022) charged with possessing and accessing child abuse material.
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Second man charged over SMS phishing scam

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Editor’s Note: Audio grabs from AFP Detective Superintendent Brad Marden are available via hightail. The AFP has arrested a second man, 30, for his alleged role in a Sydney-based criminal syndicate accused of stealing banking and identification details from thousands of Australians in a bid to access their accounts.
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Mildura man charged with offshore child abuse offences

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A Mildura man has been charged by the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (Vic-JACET) for allegedly encouraging a sexual offence with a child outside Australia.
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AFP restrains $4.44 million in Operation Ironside investigation

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Editor's note: Images and audio grabs are available via Hightail. The AFP-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT) has restrained an estimated $4.44 million in assets as part of an Operation Ironside investigation.
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