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First Ironside multi-million cash forfeiture

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A jailed member of a criminal syndicate has lost $6 million of ill-gotten gains to taxpayers after the Australian Federal Police won its first assets confiscation case under Operation Ironside.
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Queensland woman charged with importing 14kg of methamphetamine from Mexico

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A 29-year-old Queensland woman has faced Southport Magistrates Court today (Friday, 24 September 2021) charged with allegedly importing about 14kg of methamphetamine from Mexico.
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Sydney man charged with allegedly possessing child abuse material

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A 30-year-old Sydney man is expected to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Wednesday, 22 September 2021) to face child abuse-related charges following an Australian Federal Police operation.
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Sydney man charged for allegedly defrauding the NDIS

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A 29-year-old Sydney man has been charged for allegedly defrauding the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) of more than $100,000.
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Operation Arkstone: Sydney man arrested for soliciting child abuse material

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VISION AVAILABLE The Australian Federal Police has charged a 41-year-old Sydney man in connection to Operation Arkstone, which uncovered an Australian online network of alleged offenders accused of abusing children and sharing the abuse online.
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SA man jailed for sexually abusing young girls on trips to South-East Asia

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An Adelaide man who sexually abused several young girls in Cambodia and kept a collection of child abuse material has been sentenced to nine years and six months’ imprisonment by the Adelaide District Court this week (Friday, 17 September 2021).
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More than $1.3 million dollars’ worth of meth seized by Taskforce Sentry

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Investigators from the joint-agency Taskforce Sentry have charged two people for their alleged involvement in attempting to import more than 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $1.36 million, to Queensland’s Gold Coast.
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Northern Territory man charged with allegedly attempting to import hallucinogens from Mexico

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VISON AVAILABLE A 34-year-old Northern Territory man has been charged with allegedly importing four kilograms of an illegal hallucinogenic drug from Mexico, after a joint investigation by the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Northern Territory Police. The illicit drugs were allegedly concealed inside four packets labelled as “natural dye” sent in the mail from Mexico and intercepted by ABF officers earlier this month.
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Two Perth men issued infringements for allegedly failing to wear masks on planes

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This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police Two Perth men have each been issued a $1000 infringement this week for allegedly failing to wear masks on recent flights.
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Wollongong man charged with allegedly possessing child abuse material

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A 45-year-old Wollongong man was arrested yesterday (Thursday, 16 September 2021) and charged with child abuse-related offences following an Australian Federal Police operation.
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