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Crime Interrupted

English, Investigative journalism, 1 season, 12 episodes, 11 hours, 36 minutes
Crime Interrupted explores some of the biggest and most challenging cases handled by the AFP, Australia’s national policing agency. Presented by Casefile’s host and featuring interviews with the AFP officers and personnel from other domestic and international partners who investigated these crimes, the six-episode series covers cases of human trafficking, counter-terrorism operations, international kidnappings and more.
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12: Operation Collage

When intel was received that a boat with nearly half a tonne of cocaine was headed toward Australian waters, the AFP, Customs, and state police monitored the journey and the transference of drugs to a smaller vessel. What followed was a perilous five-day boat chase through the high seas.
9/7/202358 minutes, 43 seconds
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11: Operation Birks

An urgent cybersecurity fraud case landed on the desk of AFP investigators; a syndicate was stealing money from Australian superannuation and share trading accounts. In a race against time to stop millions of dollars in theft, the team had to unravel a complex web of false accounts to find how the syndicate was exploiting vulnerabilities in the system. Burner phones and a kebab order led them to a surprisingly young culprit.
8/10/202349 minutes, 20 seconds
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10: Operation Boscobel

When the AFP joined a multi-agency taskforce to investigate security and vulnerabilities on the waterfront, they had no idea they would discover a huge national fraud involving tens of millions of dollars. From off-the-book payments to clandestine collections of money in white envelopes, Operation Boscobel investigators were there to document it all. A dedicated team put together literally a truck-load of evidence. In the wake of this, the six main players didn’t stand a chance in court.
7/13/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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9: Operation Blare

When the AFP got intel on a case of foreign bribery, it wasn’t historic as they usually were; it was happening right then. Operation Blare was formed to stop it and send a message to Australian businesses – pay bribes at your own risk.
6/9/202350 minutes, 19 seconds
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8: Operation Caulis

When the Australian Education Department noticed huge fortnightly claims for childcare under their fully-subsidised grandparent scheme, they suspected fraud and called in the AFP. The scheme they uncovered was beyond belief.
5/11/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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7: Operation Kastelholm

When four young men began planning a terrorist attack in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the Joint Counter Terrorism Team had just days to avert it. 
4/13/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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Operation Middleham

In Operation Middleham, counter-terrorism officers arrested five men in Northern Queensland before they were able to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group and engage in hostile activities.
3/10/202256 minutes, 14 seconds
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Operation Okesi

Operation Okesi ran for more than two years. The AFP adopted a multi-agency approach to seize hundreds of kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $360 million.
3/3/202252 minutes, 49 seconds
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Operation Ascalon

When the AFP was made aware of a sadistic online offender targeting one teenage boy and threatening blackmail, Operation Ascalon kicked into gear. The investigators uncovered a disturbing pattern of behaviour by the offender that quickly lured over a hundred unsuspecting young victims.
2/24/202256 minutes, 30 seconds
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Operation Streambank

When South Australian farmer Des fell in love with ‘Natacha’ in an online romance scam, he travelled more than 8,000 km to West Africa, facing danger from the moment he arrived. In Operation Streambank we learn how the AFP worked with international partners to get Des back to Australia safely.
2/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Operation Boone

Operation Boone details the AFP investigation that brought down an offender who created websites to sell stolen usernames and passwords to access multiple online subscriber services. Unsuspecting law-abiding citizens suddenly found their services could be hacked and accessed illegally.
2/10/202258 minutes, 37 seconds
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Operation Kitrino

In Operation Kitrino, the AFP investigated a well-established human trafficking syndicate operating within the brothel industry in Melbourne. It took months to locate the syndicate head who was targeting mostly Korean women who found themselves quickly trapped in debt bondage and had no escape. Lured by the opportunity to clear their debt… but at what cost?
2/3/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds