Indian man removed from Perth over child exploitation material

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30-year-old Indian national removed from Australia after arriving at Perth Airport with child exploitation material.

26/06/2018 – A 30-year-old Indian national who arrived at Perth Airport last Friday (22 June, 2018) has been 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 cancelled his visa.

The man was detained and transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre until his removal from Australia last night, 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 behaviour 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.”