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$7.8 Million restrained following the recent arrest of three men charged with conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth

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The Australian Federal Police-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT) has restrained assets including seven houses, motor vehicles and bank accounts worth an estimated $7.8 million. This action follows the 10 June 2020 arrest of three men charged with conspiracy to defraud the Australian Government while working for an Australian public service agency in Canberra.
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19-year-old charged with multiple child abuse offences

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A 19-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court today after the Northern Territory Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (NT JACET) charged him with multiple child abuse offences.
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Adelaide man jailed for online child abuse offences

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A 31-year-old Adelaide man has been sentenced to five years and four months jail by the Adelaide District Court yesterday (24 June 2020) for grooming girls online and possessing thousands of videos and photographs depicting child abuse.
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Two arrested near Newcastle and Cairns for connection with attempted people smuggling venture

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has conducted simultaneous operations in the NSW Hunter and Far North Queensland regions and arrested two people, for their alleged involvement in an attempted people smuggling venture earlier this year, which was intercepted by Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) en-route to Australia.
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Portuguese woman jailed in WA for nine years for importing cocaine in toiletries

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 A 42-year-old Portuguese woman has been sentenced to nine years in a WA prison for attempting to smuggle almost five kilograms of cocaine into Australia concealed inside bottles of toiletries in her baggage.
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Two syndicate members sentenced over 1.9 tonne drug bust

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Two syndicate members have today been sentenced for their part in a conspiracy to import 1.9 tonnes of illicit drugs into Australia. A 39-year-old Arncliffe man was sentenced to 13 years and 7 months, and a 43-year-old Bankstown man was sentenced to 15 years and 2 months.
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Victorian man sentenced for forced labour offence

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A 47-year-old Victorian man has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for keeping a woman in forced labour at a number of restaurants throughout Victoria.  
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Three men charged and 14 firearms seized as part of NSW JCTT investigation

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The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) has seized 14 illegal firearms and charged three men with a total of 73 offences over their alleged involvement in the supply of firearms in Sydney’s south-west.  
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Three men arrested and a total of 14 firearms seized as part of NSW JCTT investigation

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The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) has seized 14 illegal firearms and arrested three men over their alleged involvement in the supply of firearms in Sydney’s south-west.
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Queensland man charged for alleged online sexual abuse of up to 50 Philippines children

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A 57-year-old Queensland man faced court today on 75 new charges including the online child sexual abuse of up to 50 victims in the Philippines, following an investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
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