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Australian Police take legal action against more than 180 people so far during 2019/2020 bushfire season

The NSW Police Force has taken legal action against more than 180 people for bushfire-related offences since late last year. Numerous bush and grass fires have impacted the state, claiming the lives of 18 people and destroying hundreds of millions of animals and livestock, thousands of homes, and more than 4.9 million hectares of land, […]

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Australia strawberry scare: Woman arrested in Queensland

The Queensland Police Service has arrested a 50-year-old woman following a complex investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland in September. After the discovery of punnets of strawberries contaminated with needles, Queensland authorities notified the public of the safety risk on September 12. The QPS coordinated a national investigative response with multiple government, […]

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Melon listeria kills three in Australia

NSW Health is urging high risk groups to be wary of foods that cause listeriosis, confirming there are now 15 cases linked to the national rockmelon outbreak, three of whom have died. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director Communicable Diseases NSW Health, said four of the additional cases are from Victoria and one is from Tasmania. The […]

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Australia Says Gun Amnesty Netted 57,000 Illegal Weapons

More than 57,000 illegal firearms have been handed in from the community during Australia’s first ever national firearms amnesty. The National Firearms Amnesty 2017 Report released today from the Department of Home Affairs revealed that 57,324 firearms were handed in across Australia, with almost 2,500 of these being fully-automatic and semi-automatic firearms. Minister for Law […]

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International drug syndicate disrupted by seven arrests in Melbourne

Police and border protection agencies have significantly disrupted an international criminal syndicate allegedly involved in the importation of illicit drugs into Victoria. Seven men were arrested in Melbourne yesterday for their alleged role in attempting to import approximately 92 kilograms of cocaine into the city earlier this week. The drugs have an estimated street value […]

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German nationals charged for cocaine import at Sydney Airport

A German couple who allegedly attempted to import approximately four kilograms of cocaine through Sydney International Airport will face court today (16 April). After arriving on a flight from Dusseldorf, Germany – via Abu Dhabi – yesterday (15 April), a 37-year-old German man and a 49-year-old German woman were selected for a baggage examination by […]

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Joint operation stops $101 million of crystal methamphetamine from hitting Australian streets

Five men have been arrested and charged following a sophisticated joint agency operation in Sydney and Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China, that resulted in the seizure of more than 100 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ice’ in China. If the drugs had reached Australia, they would have an estimated street value of […]

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300kg ephedrine seizure smashes criminal syndicate in Sydney

Two people have been arrested after a joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) culminated in raids on ten homes across Sydney in relation to the attempted importation of more than 300kg of ephedrine. Additionally, nine people identified as being unlawful non-citizens have been detained as a […]

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Australian Border Force (ABF) foils attempt to smuggle 8kg of ephedrine through Sydney Airport

A 58-year-old Cabramatta man appeared before the Central Local Court on Wednesday (22 Feb) charged with importing about 8kg of ephedrine through Sydney Airport. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers identified the man when he arrived at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Vietnam on Tuesday (21 February). The officers examined the man’s luggage which […]

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Pilot, 4 Americans killed when plane crashes into Australian mall

Five people have been killed after a light plane crashed into a building in Essendon Fields this morning. It is believed the plane had taken off from Essendon Fields Airport destined for King Island however crashed just after take-off shortly before 9am. The aircraft struck a building that was part of a shopping complex just […]

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162kg of meth concealed with spoons, two charged – Video

A joint operation, between the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Border Force (ABF), has resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of approximately $162 million. Two men, aged 42 and 22, have been charged with serious drug importation offences as a result of this operation which police will allege […]

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Australia’s biggest cocaine interception: 1.4 tonnes seized, six charged

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Border Force, the New Zealand Customs Service and the Organised Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand. A long-running Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation supported by the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS), Organised Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ), the Fijian Transnational […]

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SEVEN PEOPLE ARRESTED IN COUNTER TERRORISM OPERATION IN MELBOURNE

Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) , and other agencies which form part of the Joint Counter Terrorism Team have conducted an operation in Melbourne. Operation Kastelholm resulted in the arrest of six men and a woman and the execution of five warrants in the North West Metro Region […]

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Australian Border Force (ABF) seizes over 750 kilograms of tobacco

A 44-year old man is to be summonsed to appear in court after an ABF operation resulted in investigators finding over 750 kilograms of illegally imported tobacco, with a potential street value of up to $210,000 and up to $664,412 in duty evaded. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers targeted a consignment that arrived from Indonesia […]

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Man charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder – Joint Counter Terrorism Team

Joint Counter Terrorism Team officers have charged a man with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder after another man was stabbed in Minto yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to Ohlfsen Road, Minto about 4pm (Saturday 10 September 2016), where it is alleged a 59-year-old man was stabbed a number of times while walking […]

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Man charged for attempting to import 210kg of methamphetamine concealed in jeans

A 29-year-old man is appearing before court Friday 19 August after being charged for allegedly importing 210kg of methamphetamine, which has an estimated street value of $210 million. Investigations commenced in June after an air freight consignment of 15 boxes arrived in Sydney from Taiwan, labelled as ‘women’s jeans’. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers conducted […]

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10kg of ephedrine concealed in food products seized at Sydney Airport

16-08-2016 –Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have charged a 46 year-old Sydney woman with importing 10kg of ephedrine concealed in food products. On 15 August 2016, ABF officers conducted an examination of the woman’s baggage after she arrived at Sydney International Airport from China. The officers examined the woman’s suitcases, which they found to have […]

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U.N. Human Rights Commission slams Australia youth prison abuse

We are shocked by the video footage that has emerged from Don Dale youth detention centre in the Northern Territory in Australia, showing children as young as 10, many of whom are Aboriginal children, being held in inhumane conditions and treated cruelly. Some children were held in isolation for extended periods, sometimes for several weeks, […]

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Reports of sexual assault reach six-year high – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Reports of sexual assault have reached a six-year high on the back of a three per cent rise since last year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. William Milne from the ABS said that the Recorded Crime – Victims publication revealed that “there were 21,380 victims of sexual assault […]

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Second suspected shark attack death in Australia

The Department of Fisheries is currently involved in assisting WA Police with a possible shark incident at Mindarie in the City of Wanneroo. About 11:50am this morning, Sunday 5 June 2016, Police received information that an injured person was found in the water off Mindarie, and was being taken to a boat ramp in Mindarie. Police […]

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