Two Asian men arrested on people smuggling charges

A man from China and a man from Taiwan have been arrested and charged with people smuggling offences after being caught at Brisbane Airport earlier this week.

They were both denied entry to the country and taken into custody.

They are due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today.


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The 42-year-old Chinese man was charged with one count of possessing, making or providing false foreign travel documents.

His counterpart, the 52-year-old Taiwanese man was charged with one count of bringing non-citizens into Australia.

The red flag was raised by an Airline Liason Officer when the pair left Denpasar, Indonesia.

They alerted the Australian Border Force who intercepted the men when they landed.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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