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GST fraud crackdown: ATO-led taskforce executes raids across the country

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VISION AND IMAGES AVAILABLE A dozen warrants were executed across the country this week as part of Operation Protego, as the ATO continues to work with the AFP and other Government agencies to crackdown on individuals suspected of defrauding the community by inventing fake businesses to claim false refunds.
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Re-offender sentenced to nearly 11 years’ jail for further child abuse offences

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A 72-year-old man, who had been previously sentenced for child abuse offences, was yesterday (16 June 2022) re-sentenced to almost 11 years’ imprisonment by the Darwin Supreme Court.
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Sydney man charged with importing 233kg of methamphetamine

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This is a joint media release with the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force. A 35-year-old Sydney man is scheduled to face Downing Center Local Court today (17 June) after the AFP charged him with importing 233kg of methamphetamine into Australia.
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AFP charges alleged WA loan shark

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A 60-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (17 June 2022) charged with 17 offences after an AFP investigation into debt bondage and loan sharking allegations. ***Vision available***
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Two more arrested as part of international drug importation investigation

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VISION AVAILABLE Police have arrested two more people this week as part of a Taskforce Icarus investigation into the importation of methylamphetamine into Melbourne.
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Melbourne man charged for multiple drug importations

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A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged for attempting to import a variety of drugs through air cargo into Melbourne.
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Melbourne man sentenced for assaulting police at Sydney Airport

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A 27-year-old man who was arrested on Monday (13 June 2022) at Sydney Airport has been fined and placed on a community corrections order for assaulting four AFP officers and two members of the public.
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Adelaide man, 21, jailed for online child abuse offences

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An Adelaide man who was arrested for attempting to meet a minor he met online was yesterday sentenced to six years' imprisonment by the South Australia District Court (14 June 2022).
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WA man charged with uploading child abuse material online

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A 18-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (13 June 2022) charged  with possessing, sharing and transmitting images and videos of young girls online.
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AFP officers distinguished careers recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours list

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Two AFP officers have been recognised for their dedicated service and commitment to law enforcement and the Australian community with the announcement of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday honours.
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