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A 30-year-old Indian national who arrived at Perth Airport on June 22nd on a Temporary Skilled Graduate visa has been deported to India after child exploitation material was found in a mobile phone he was carrying.
Australian Border Force (ABF) officers stopped the man for a baggage examination after he arrived on board a flight from Singapore on Friday.
During the examination, officers found he was carrying three mobile phones, one of which contained 'objectionable material' 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 he was removed from Australia on Monday night.
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.”