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Victoria’s second largest liquid meth haul worth $80.7m seized

Investigations are underway following the seizure in Melbourne of almost 540 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, worth an estimated $80.7 million. The border controlled drug was discovered concealed inside a shipment of thousands of canola oil bottles sent from Mexico to Melbourne. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers identified the suspicious consignment spread across two shipping containers when it arrived in Victoria

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Two more Australians arrested in connection to international $301m MDMA bust

Two more Australians have been arrested and charged in connection to a major joint international MDMA drug investigation originating in the Netherlands in 2019. The Sydney men were arrested by AFP investigators on Wednesday (28 April, 2021) as part of Operation Parazonium. The pair were yesterday (Thursday 29 April, 2021) extradited from New South Wales to face charges in Queensland.

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Two charged after ‘ice’ valued at nearly $87 million seized during joint-agency operation

Two men have been charged and nearly $87 million worth of ‘ice’ seized, following a joint-agency investigation into the importation and supply of illicit drugs. Strike Force Kurrurma was established by detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad and Australian Federal Police (AFP), together with the NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC) and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), to

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Victorian men arrested after allegedly sharing child abuse material and explicit abuse conversations

Two Victorian men have been charged in the past week with online child abuse offences as a result of ongoing inquiries after the arrest of a 26-year-old Victorian man in February (2021). Police will allege the three men exchanged child exploitation material and explicit conversations about abusing children. With support from the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, the

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Sydney man accused of breaching control order

A Sydney man, 51, has been charged today with allegedly breaching a control order issued by the Federal Court of Australia. The Australian Federal Police arrested the man at his Greenacre home this morning (Friday, 30 April). Police allege the man failed to comply with conditions of the control order when he twice attempted to communicate with a NSW prisoner

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Bailiff mowed down

Tasmania Police attended Dollery Court, Brighton where a pedestrian has been deliberately struck by a car. We understand a Bailiff was struck luckily no serious injuries.

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North Hobart parking changes

Changes to boost parking availability Changes to parking on Elizabeth Street in North Hobart will take effect this week as part of a plan to improve parking availability at peak times. The time limit for on-street parking between Federal and Burnett streets will be increased from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to be more useful for people accessing businesses along

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Smart bus shelters comp attracts global response

Bus shelters that entertain children, light up to let bus drivers know passengers are waiting, and offer translation services to improve accessibility are among a range of innovative ideas for the future of Hobart’s public transport network. Voting opens this week in the People’s Choice award for the City of Hobart’s Digital Bus Shelter Design Competition, for which entrants were

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Dumb and Dumber more like it

Things are certainly getting weird over at the Liberal Party’s camp with two new International Men of Mysteries emerging. Brooks appearing on dating and pick up sites denying it is him and turncoat Coats telling us it was an imposter we saw at a Hobart cafe not him. Let’s not forget Behrakis’ poison pen either!

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AFP warns of tech support scams following warrants in Wollongong

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is warning the public to carefully vet who they allow to remotely access their computers, following a search warrant in Wollongong as part of a cybercrime investigation into an alleged fraudulent technical support business. Operation Rayko is a cybercrime investigation into an Australian business that purports to offer genuine Microsoft technology support to Australian customers.

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Charges laid after $2.7 million worth of cocaine concealed in clay bricks

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged a man in Sydney as part of ongoing investigations into the alleged importation of cocaine worth an estimated $2.7 million concealed in clay blocks. Last Sunday (25 April 2021), officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) identified a consignment which arrived in Sydney from the United Kingdom. The air cargo consignment – which was

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