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Northern suburbs man arrested over child exploitation material

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This is a joint media release between the AFP and SA Police
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Man charged with Commonwealth fraud offences

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has charged a 76-year-old Sydney man with Commonwealth fraud offences, following a complex eight-year investigation. 
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Police operation nets 33kgs of drugs, two arrested

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A police operation targeting parcel post importations in Victoria has resulted in the seizure of over 33 kilograms of border controlled drugs and two arrests.
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Media Statement from AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin

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The AFP has this week been the subject of commentary and innuendo regarding its independence and the ability of AFP members to carry out their work objectively and without political interference. The AFP requires the ongoing assistance and support of the public to serve the community in which we all live, and undertakes its activities without fear or favour.  The AFP rejects in the strongest terms any suggestion to the contrary.
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One million dollars seized in Sydney money laundering investigation

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Three people have been arrested in the Bankstown area this morning and charged with money laundering and dealing in the proceeds of crime offences.
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AFP responds to questions about resourcing and priorities

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The AFP is disappointed an internal working document, which sought to provide confidential operational advice and revealed operational sensitivities, has been made public as this undermines the AFP’s ability to ensure its resources are used efficiently, effectively and appropriately. This is now subject to a Professional Standards investigation.
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Melbourne man charged with supporting hostile activities in Syria

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A 43-year-old man will face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today charged with supporting persons engaged in the Syrian conflict, following an investigation by members of the Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT).
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Brazilian national charged with cocaine importation

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A 35-year-old Brazilian national has been charged with attempting to import approximately three kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne International Airport.
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AOC signs agreement with AFP for safety and security advice through to Tokyo 2020

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The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has signed an agreement with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to provide advice on the security and safety for all the Teams the AOC will send away through to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Man charged for internal importation of methamphetamine

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A 35-year-old (Los Angeles) man is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with importing methamphetamine.A 35-year-old (Los Angeles) man is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with importing methamphetamine.
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