Long Arm of the Law

In a hectic and controversial year, Australia's Federal Police Commissioner seemed as likely to turn up in Jakarta, Seoul, Dili, Nuku'alofa, Honiara or Lae as in his home base of Canberra. Mick Keelty, 50, is the region's premier crime fighter at a time when law enforcement is anything but a desk job. The force he leads is charged with fighting terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, people smuggling, identity theft, sexual servitude and child pornography. The A.F.P.'s first duty is to Australia, but on Keelty's watch it has also taken its intelligence-based approach abroad, helping police in other...

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