Australian customs officials and navy personnel escort asylum-seekers onto Christmas Island August 21, 2013, after they were rescued from a crowded boat that had foundered at sea. Photo: Reuters

Hundreds of asylum seekers from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia stopped short of Australian shores: report

  • About 300 people aboard 10 alleged vessels have been stopped over the past 14 months
  • Since 2013, international authorities have made 614 arrests related to people smuggling
Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia

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Australian customs officials and navy personnel escort asylum-seekers onto Christmas Island August 21, 2013, after they were rescued from a crowded boat that had foundered at sea. Photo: Reuters
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