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Australian Federal Police Defend Involvement In Tracking A Drug Smuggling Ring

(Reuters) – Australia’s police force on Monday defended its involvement in tracking an international drug smuggling network that culminated in the execution of two Australians by firing squad in Indonesia last week.

Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin: “If there is to be a message out of these executions that we saw last week … I sincerely hope it is that other young lives are saved by people thinking twice before participating in serious crimes overseas,”

Source: uk.reuters.com

Ed: they kept drugs off the streets, they helped arrest drug dealers; they must not operate with hands tied behind their backs

Clive Palmer Looking To Imprison Police Officers For ‘Death Penalty Tip-offs’?

Police officers who endanger Australians’ lives by tipping off their counterparts in countries where the death penalty is used would face up to 15 years in jail under legislation to be introduced into Parliament by Clive Palmer.

True Blue Line: our view is that the officers cannot have their hands tied behind their backs when fighting to keep dangerous drugs and drug dealers off our streets.

Source: www.theage.com.au

The Bali Nine Made Their Own Choices

The Greens may have finally lost touch with reality. Driving to work yesterday morning, I heard Greens leader Christine Milne on the radio, arguing that Prime Minister Tony Abbott should do everything he can to prevent the Bali 9 duo, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, from being executed in Indonesia. This I agree with.

Then she went on to say that Mr Abbott must do all he can because it was the Australian Federal Police who landed these men in the position they are in. This I find laughable.

The only people who are responsible for the position these two men find themselves in are themselves.

Source: www.qt.com.au

Anzac Day Terror Plot: Killing Cops, Shooting Rampage

Would-be terrorists allegedly planned to run over a police officer, kill him with a knife and seize his gun before going on a shooting rampage during Anzac Day centenary celebrations in an attack foiled by a police operation.

Source: www.news.com.au

AFP and Victoria Police Counter Terrorism Operation Rising Update

Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police have charged one man and released three others following Saturday’s major Melbourne Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation.
An 18-year-old Hallam man has been charged with conspiracy to commit acts done in preparation for, or planning, terrorist acts under section 101.6 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995.

The 18-year-old fronted Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Saturday afternoon where he was remanded in custody to reappear on Friday.

Source: www.afp.gov.au

Five Teenagers Arrested In Melbourne Over Alleged Terror Plot Targeting Police Officers

Australian police arrested five teenagers in the country’s second-largest city on Saturday over an alleged terrorist plot to target police officers, authorities said.

The five teenagers were arrested in an operation in suburban Melbourne carried out early in the morning by Victorian state police and the Australian Federal Police. Searches were still continuing in the south-east of the city, said the statement, issued jointly by the two forces.

Source: news.yahoo.com