Indian deported from Perth Airport over ‘child exploitation material’ found in mobile phones

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Photo: Australian Border Force

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 29 June: A 30-year-old Indian national who arrived at Perth Airport (22 June 2018) was removed from Australia after ‘child exploitation material’ was located in a mobile phone.

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers stopped the man for a baggage examination after he arrived on board a flight from Singapore holding a Temporary Skilled Graduate visa.

“During the examination of three mobile phones officers found objectionable material in one in relation to child exploitation. Officers seized the phone and canceled his visa, “ says an Australian Border Force media release.

The man was detained and transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre until his removal from Australia on Monday, 25 June.

Acting ABF Regional Commander for Western Australia, Mark Wilson said the man’s removal reflected the ABF’s absolute commitment to preventing the importation of this abhorrent material.

“Visitors to Australia engaging in this behavior risk forfeiting their right to be here,” Acting Commander Wilson said.

“We also work closely with our law enforcement partners both here and abroad to share information relating to these persons to ensure we are protecting not only Australian children but potential victims offshore.”

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