Two Men Charged With People Smuggling

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25th November 2009, 04:54pm - Views: 753
25 November 2009




Media Release


Two men charged with people smuggling
Two Indonesian men have been charged with people smuggling offences
after the alleged attempt to facilitate the arrival of 52 people to
Australia.
A 32-year-old man and an 18-year-old man will appear in Perth
Magistrates Court today.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) charged the men with one count of
facilitating the bringing of non-citizens into Australia (of five or more
people), contrary to Section 232A of the Migration Act 1958.
The men arrived on 9 October 2009 on a vessel that was intercepted by
the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Bathurst, operating under
the control of Customs and Border Protection Command, within close
proximity to Ashmore Island.
The two Indonesian men bring the total number of people charged by
the AFP with people smuggling offences since September 2008 to 63.
The maximum penalty for people smuggling offences is 20 years
imprisonment and/or $220,000.
Media enquiries
AFP National Media Team
Phone: (02) 6275 7100





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