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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia customs upheaval over Sydney airport graft

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service on Thursday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ring at Sydney airport. “I am working on major structural and cultu ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    13 dead, dozens missing as boat sinks en route to Australia

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 11:18am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and dozens missing after a suspected people-smuggling boat sank off Australia’s remote Christmas Island, authorities said Sunday. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said aerial surveillance ... coastline. HMAS Warramunga had also been diverted to assist another suspected people-smuggling boat off Christmas Island, which issued a distress call to Australian police overnight, Clare said. ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of detaining asylum-seekers arriving by boat on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island- a policy aimed at deterring dangerous people-smuggling journeys from Indonesia. Hundreds of asylum-seekers ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... have been jailed on the resort island for drugs offences- notably members of the heroin-smuggling gang known as the "Bali Nine"- none has attracted the same attention as Corby. Her ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seeker charged over 'bomb on plane' scare in Australia

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... by sea, Canberra is refusing to accept any would-be refugees who arrive on people-smuggling boats, sending them instead to the Pacific camps. ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia refuses to comment on asylum seeker lifeboat policy report

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 12:59pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... to rescuing asylum seekers found in unseaworthy vessels, a Fairfax Media group newspaper reported. Crews on boats smuggling people have resorted to sabotaging engines or sinking their vessels to avoid ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Reuters

    ... of boats to Indonesia, the main departure point for people-smuggling boats headed to Australia carrying would-be refugees from around the world. The number of refugees reaching Australia pales ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police arrest five alleged people smugglers

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 05:41pm by AP

    ... Police Assistant Commissioner Steve Lancaster said. Police were targeting the kingpins of people smuggling syndicates involved in the planning or facilitation of up to 132 boats bringing asylum ... appeared in court. Afghan asylum seeker Barkat Ali Wahide, 31, was charged in the Perth Magistrates Court in Western Australia with people smuggling between January and May last year. He did ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Steamroller yields A$237m China drugs haul

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Steamroller yields A$237m drugs haul Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) shipped from China and hidden in a steamroller. Two men, a 33-year-old Am ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia boat arrivals slow as Indonesia arrests smugglers

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 05:53pm by AFP

    ... is what makes the difference,” Morrison said in a weekly briefing. The policies include turning back people-smuggling boats to Indonesia and plans to pre-emptively buy up rickety fishing vessels ... of stopping the boats.” At the same briefing, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus said co-operation with Indonesia had resulted in 17 people-smuggling attempts being halted since ...




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