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Queensland man charged over alleged online child abuse offences

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A 54-year-old man, charged with possessing child abuse material, is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court today (27 May 2022).
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WA man in court over drug and cash stash

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Editor’s note: Vision and images from the arrest are available here The AFP has charged a 36-year-old man with drug trafficking offences after investigators allegedly found methamphetamine, cocaine and about $200,000 cash at his home.
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International Missing Children’s Day 2022: looking through the eyes of a family with a missing child

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This International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD), the AFP looks to raise awareness of the impact and long-term suffering of families who are waiting for answers about their missing child.
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Man charged with importing child abuse material into Australia

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A 43-year-old Argentinian man is expected to face Central Local Court today (25 May 2022) after he was arrested at Sydney Airport on Saturday (21 May 2022) allegedly in possession of child abuse material.
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Ship Captain charged over WA 320kg cocaine plot

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Editor’s Note: Footage and images of the arrest are available via Hightail. The AFP has charged the 51-year-old Master of an international bulk shipping carrier for his alleged role in the plot to import 320 kilograms of cocaine into Australia via regional Western Australia.
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Nine new detection dogs unleash their full paw-tential

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The AFP is bolstering its efforts to sniff out crime with nine new technology detection dogs being deployed across the country.
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ThinkUKnow volunteers thanked as program back in full swing

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This National Volunteer Week (16-22 May), the Australian Federal Police thanks ThinkUKnow program volunteers for going above and beyond the call of duty to keep children safe online.
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Perth man charged with possession of child abuse material

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A 21-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (20 May 2022) charged by the Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) with possession of child abuse material.
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AFP appealing for information on wanted fugitive

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The AFP is appealing to the public for information on Tony Haddad, who is a person of interest to the Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST).
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Two men charged over alleged online child abuse offences

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Editor’s note: Audio grabs of Detective Acting Superintendent Mary Bolton are available via Hightail Two men are scheduled to face Brisbane Magistrate Court today (20 May 2022), after they were both charged with possessing child abuse material following separate investigations by the AFP Northern Command Child Protection Operations team.
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