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AFP supports Northern Ireland Police investigation into institutional abuse

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The AFP is supporting the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s effort to locate women and children affected by institutional abuse between 1922 and 1990 as the search widens to Australia.
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Moreton Bay man jailed for 12 years for child abuse material offences

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A man from Queensland’s Moreton Bay was sentenced to 12 years’ jail in the Brisbane Supreme Court today (19 January 2023) after pleading guilty to eight child abuse related offences. ***Vision available via Hightail***
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AFP committed to helping Tonga recover from 2022 Tsunami

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A year after a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated Tonga, the AFP remains committed to working with local communities and partners, including Tonga Police on recovery and reconstruction efforts. ***Vision available via Hightail***
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Path to solving crime paved in gold

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The AFP has revealed the surprising role gold is playing to help law enforcement identify and track down alleged criminals, thanks to a special forensic capability. ***Vision available via Hightail***
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Victorian man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A Victorian man, 29, is expected to face the Melbourne Magistrates court today (13 January 2023) charged with allegedly possessing child abuse material on his phone.
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Suspected drug mule charged over alleged airport meth import

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A United States national, 66, appeared in Downing Centre Local Court yesterday (7 January, 2023) after the AFP charged him for allegedly importing methamphetamines concealed in the lining of a suitcase. 
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Portuguese traveller charged over alleged internal cocaine import

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A Portuguese traveller is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (6 January, 2023) after the AFP charged him with allegedly importing about 1.6kg of cocaine concealed inside his body. ***Images and audio available via Hightail***
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NSW woman charged for allegedly entering Syria when occupied by Islamic State

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A NSW woman, 31, has been charged for previously entering and remaining in parts of Syria that were under the control of the Islamic State terrorist organisation.
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Perth man charged with allegedly abusing children overseas

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A man, 71, will face Perth Magistrate's Court today (5 January, 2023) charged with five child abuse offences including allegedly abusing children in the Philippines.
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Irish national charged for allegedly internally concealing cocaine

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An Irish national, 28, has been charged after allegedly importing about 120 grams of cocaine internally concealed, inside six Kinder Surprise capsules. ***Images available via Hightail***
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