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Fourteen children rescued in the Philippines following Australian child sexual abuse investigations

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IMAGES AVAILABLE: Fourteen children, aged between two and 17, have been rescued from alleged child sexual abuse in the Philippines following investigations by the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The children, six girls and eight boys, were removed from harm on 7 May after the AFP International Command Philippines provided intelligence to the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Centre (PICACC) and engaged Philippine National Police.
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NSW man jailed for online child abuse offences after international inquiry

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A 38-year-old man who was caught with close to 27,000 child abuse images and videos after an investigation involving Australian Federal Police and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, has been jailed for 18 months by the Sydney District Court.
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Man sentenced after failed appeal in long-running tax evasion case

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A former Sydney tax accountant has been sentenced to an increased term of imprisonment by the Court of Criminal Appeal after his appeal to overturn a conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice was denied by a court this week (Monday, 10 May).
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Help is needed to locate missing baby Hoang Vinh Le

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are seeking public assistance to help locate 10-month-old baby, Hoang Vinh Le, born on 21 June 2020.
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Australian man who allegedly recruited for Islamic State arrested on return from Turkey

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Update: Vision of arrival at Melbourne International Airport is now availble via Hightail. A wanted man has been arrested on his return to Australia from Turkey following a NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) investigation into suspected terrorism offences.
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WA woman charged over $3million meth haul

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A 26-year-old woman has been charged with drug supply offences after the Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad seized three kilograms of methamphetamine she had allegedly collected from scrub in the Perth Hills.
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AFP announces new female recruitment target

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Editor's note: AFP female recruitment testimonials are available via Hightail. The Australian Federal Police will recruit hundreds of female officers under a new strategy to help outsmart serious crime and bring offenders to justice.
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26-year-old Queensland man sentenced for possessing child abuse material

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A 26-year-old Logan man was today (5 May 2021) sentenced to 18 months' jail and released on a good behaviour bond and probation
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International police investigation thwarts heroin imports destined for NSW and WA

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An international police investigation has foiled attempts by an organised crime syndicate to import approximately 74.5 kilograms of heroin from China to New South Wales and Western Australia.
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Alleged NZ fugitive nabbed by AFP’s FAST

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A highly-skilled Australian Federal Police fugitive strike team has arrested a man in central Victoria after a request from New Zealand Police.
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