A Chinese national has had his stay in Australia end before it could begin after child exploitation material was found in his possession at Melbourne Airport.
The 22-year-old arrived on a flight from Guangzhou on Monday and was chosen by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers for a baggage and phone examination.
He was found in possession of two mobile devices containing child exploitation material.
Australian Border Force stopped a Chinese national for a baggage and phone examination and found two mobile devices containing child exploitation material
The passenger was taken into detention following the cancellation of his student visa and has been deported from Australia.
ABF Acting Regional Commander Victoria Craig Palmer said the offensive material has no place in Australian society.
‘Anyone engaging in this behaviour should expect to be caught and to forfeit their right to be in Australia,’ Acting Regional Commander Palmer said in a statement.
‘The ABF is committed to detecting and investigating anyone involved in importing this abhorrent material.’
The man has had his student visa and has been deported from Australia
It comes after a fortnight after ABF officers charged a 46-year-old Indian national with various offences, including people smuggling, after he allegedly facilitated the travel of a fake media contingent to attend the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Nine individuals arrived at Brisbane Airport on March 28 holding temporary activity visas, claiming to be accredited media representatives.
When questioned by ABF officers, eight were found to have fraudulent foreign media credentials.
Australian Federal Police arrested and charged the ninth person, who faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail.
The Chinese national arrived at Melbourne Airport only to be sent home