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IRONSIDE: Alleged UK cocaine importation intercepted due to Ironside intelligence

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More than 2000 kilograms of cocaine has been seized and six people arrested in waters off the coast of the United Kingdom. Intelligence provided to UK authorities from an on-going Australian Federal Police Operation IRONSIDE investigation assisted in taking out this huge haul.
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AFP warn about fast growing online child abuse trend

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Australian children as young as eight are being coerced into performing live-streamed sexual acts by online predators, who often record and share the videos on the dark net and sexually extort victims into producing even more graphic content.
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Woman charged with impersonating Commonwealth official as part of ongoing investigation

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A South Australian woman has been charged with impersonating a Commonwealth public official and importing fake Australian Federal Police badges into Australia as part of an ongoing Queensland Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) investigation.
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Bendigo man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A 61-year-old Bendigo man is expected to face court today (Friday, 10 September 2021) charged with child abuse material offences following a Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigation.
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Cocaine in coffee seized in Colombia, one arrested

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The Australian Federal Police have arrested a 41-year-old Spanish national in Wollongong after Colombian authorities seized more than 35 kilograms of cocaine bound for Australia. 
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NSW man arrested, allegedly caught with about 200 files of child abuse material

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A 22-year-old man is expected to face Cowra Local Court today (Wednesday, 8 September 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences by Australian Federal Police.
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Warrants executed across Melbourne as part of joint drug operation

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Police have executed 20 warrants across metropolitan Melbourne today as part of a Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) investigation that has led to Victoria’s largest ever heroin seizure.
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Victorian man jailed for soliciting child abuse material

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A 26-year-old Victorian man has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for soliciting child abuse material from a Canadian child.
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AFP releases two new episodes of Closing The Net podcast - education is the key

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The AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation has today released two new episodes of the compelling Closing The Net podcast series to highlight the importance of education and awareness in online child sexual exploitation. Narrated by Australian actress and mother, Caroline Craig, who appeared in Blue Heelers and Underbelly, the two new episodes offer valuable tips and advice on how to keep kids safe online.
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Child sex offender jailed for 48.5 years and four children rescued after joint international investigation

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One of global law enforcement’s most wanted child sex offenders who abused dozens of victims aged between two and 16 years old has been jailed for 48 years and six months in Malaysia after Australian victim identification specialists helped expose his online alias and track him to a COVID quarantine centre. 
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