AFP sets sights set on wanted fugitives with new strike team launch

Forty-three offshore fugitives wanted by Australian authorities will be targeted by an Australian Federal Police strike team.

The Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team – FAST – is targeting offenders who are the subject of arrest warrants for murder, manslaughter, drug trafficking, money laundering and serious fraud.

FAST is working with domestic and international law enforcement partners to help arrest and extradite offenders to Australia. A significant focus is also helping states and territories identify offenders living undetected in Australia.

The team of specialist investigators and intelligence analysts will also support requests from other countries and agencies, like INTERPOL, to identify suspected fugitives who may have fled to Australia.

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