An international student from Pakistan was sent to immigration detention on Christmas Eve after the ABF allegedly found child exploitation material on his phone. He was deported the next day.
An international student has been deported after the Australian Border Force allegedly found child exploitation material on his phone.
A Pakistani student who had arrived on a flight from the United Arab Emirates on Christmas Eve was stopped for a baggage examination when ABF officers inspected his mobile phone and allegedly found images of child exploitation.
His visa was cancelled and he was taken into detention and eventually deported the next day.
ABF Regional Commander Victoria, Craig Palmer, said the case highlighted the dedication of ABF officers to prevent child exploitation material from entering Australia.
“Child exploitation material has no place in Australia, and travellers who view, carry or distribute it should expect to forfeit their right to be in Australia,” he said.
“Our highly trained airport officers process millions of incoming and outgoing passengers over the holiday period and are always on the lookout for goods of concern and individuals who pose a threat to the community,” Commander Palmer said.