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Victorian man sentenced for soliciting child abuse material

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A 28-year-old Victorian man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of soliciting child abuse material from a young girl he met online.
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NSW man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A Tamworth man is expected to face court today (Wednesday, 18 August 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) operation.
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Man issued infringement for allegedly failing to wear mask in Darwin Airport precinct

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has issued a man with a $5,056 fine for allegedly failing to wear a mask in the Darwin Airport precinct yesterday (17 August, 2021).
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Adelaide man, 49, jailed for online child abuse offences

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An Adelaide man who had videos and images of young children being sexually abused stored on his phone and sought young girls overseas for sexual activity has been sentenced today (16 August 2021) to three years and four months jail.
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Fifth man charged after seizure of 34kgs of drugs from Melbourne ‘safe house’

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) High Volume Drug Crime Team, together with Victoria Police Joint Taskforce Icarus members yesterday (Friday 13 August 2021) arrested and charged a 32-year-old Melbourne man, in connection to the seizure of 34 kilograms of illicit drugs from an alleged ‘safe house’ at Docklands in January 2021. Editor’s note: Arrest vision and drug images available
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Pair jailed over multi-million-dollar Adelaide meth import

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Two Adelaide men have each been sentenced to 12 years jail today (Friday, 13 August 2021), over a thwarted plot to import 18 kilograms of methamphetamine, worth up to $7 million, hidden in 4WD winches from Malaysia.
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Australian man sentenced for child abuse offences committed in Mongolia

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A 50-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to two years in jail for child abuse-related offences committed in Mongolia, following a joint operation between Australian Federal Police (AFP) child protection investigators and domestic and international partner agencies.
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Brisbane man jailed for online child abuse offences

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A 66-year-old man who created, accessed and shared child abuse material has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Brisbane District Court today (Friday, 13 August 2021).
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Moreton Bay man sentenced for possessing child abuse material

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A 49-year-old Moreton Bay man has been sentenced to four years in jail for producing and sharing child abuse material, following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) child protection investigation.
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IRONSIDE: Two arrests, including trusted insider allegedly involved in Sydney meth import

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A Sydney subcontractor who allegedly used his role as a trusted insider to aid in the importation of 230 kilograms of methamphetamine has been arrested as part of further investigations linked to Operation Ironside. He is scheduled to appear in Sydney Central Local Court today (Thursday, 12 August 2021). 
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