AFP Media Advent calendar

Throughout December, we will publish at least one media release daily outlining details about operations for the first time, reveal behind-the-scenes capability and explain how we have kept Australians safe in 2021.


New tech online safety guide

New safety guide designed to provide easy steps to help protect children online

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Sniffing out crime

AFP specialist dogs have helped seize 96kg of drugs, 13 firearms and $2.8m in 2021

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Nowhere to hide

Criminals around the world have nowhere to hide as the AFP uses cutting edge technology to locate offenders and bring them to justice

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NAGS seize OMCG guns

NAGS seize twice as many OMCG guns.

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Predicting visual traits of criminals

New technology opens a new world of forensic testing for criminal investigation

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Cocaine warning

Cocaine seized in Australia is testing positive for dangerous substances

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Don't be a Mule

Global money muling operation stings Australians

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$1.8 million forfeiture

AFP-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce seize large sum of cash

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Operation Ironside Phase 2

Nationally-coordinated strike against organised crime launched

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AFP Reserves keeping Australians safe

Former AFP members providing invaluable support in 2021

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Contraband in mail & air cargo seized

AFP targeting syndicates attempting to send millions of parcels

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$5.2 billion of illicit drugs in 2021

30+ tonnes of illicit drugs have been destroyed at specialised furnaces

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Offenders preying on children online

Increase in reports about children offered vouchers for sexually explicit images

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Can you hack it?

The AFP is seeking highly-skilled cyber security experts

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NSW operational highlights

AFP operational results helping to keep NSW safe in 2021

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AFP seizes $470 million

Disrupting criminal operations and contributing $millions to Commonwealth programs

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AFP Community Liaison Teams

Helping to protect everyone who calls Australia home

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SA operational highlights

50 alleged offenders, 147 charges & 1.7+ tonnes of drugs seized in 2021

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More boots on the ground

The AFP has boosted its ranks with 332 recruits this year to be posted across the country.

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QLD operational highlights

More AFP charges in Queensland than any other state

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Ironside update

AFP-led Operation Ironside smashes organised crime in 2021

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VIC operational highlights

AFP operations helping to keep Victorians safe in 2021

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WA operational highlights

Operational successes helping to keep the WA community safe

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A safe and Merry Christmas

from AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw and our members

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