Crime Interrupted

Casefile Presents

Crime Interrupted explores some of the biggest and most challenging cases handled by the AFP, Australia’s national policing agency. Presented by Casefile, the series covers cases including human trafficking, counter-terrorism operations, international kidnappings and more. You will hear from the AFP officers who investigated these crimes, as well as members from domestic and international partners. Six new episodes will be released monthly from April 2023.

  • 58 minutes 43 seconds
    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.
    7 September 2023, 8:00 pm
  • 49 minutes 20 seconds
    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.
    10 August 2023, 7:39 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    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.
    13 July 2023, 8:00 pm
  • 50 minutes 19 seconds
    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.
    9 June 2023, 6:33 am
  • 56 minutes 8 seconds
    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.
    11 May 2023, 7:00 pm
  • 59 minutes 2 seconds
    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.
    13 April 2023, 8:00 pm
  • 56 minutes 14 seconds
    6: 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.
    10 March 2022, 5:00 pm
  • 52 minutes 49 seconds
    5: 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 March 2022, 5:00 pm
  • 56 minutes 30 seconds
    4: 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.
    24 February 2022, 5:23 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    3: 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.
    17 February 2022, 5:09 pm
  • 58 minutes 37 seconds
    2: 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.
    10 February 2022, 4:31 pm
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