Man caught with child exploitation material at Sydney Airport

A man has been arrested at Sydney Airport after Australian Border Force officers discovered alleged child exploitation material.

Officers stopped the Taiwanese national for questioning as he attempted to depart on a Vietnam Airlines flight on Friday 7 April.

A search of his belongings located the material and he was transferred to the Mascot Police station where he was charged with Export Tier 2 goods, namely Child Exploitation Material.


Acting Commander Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Matt Stock, said the ABF is committed to detecting and seizing materials such as this to protect the community.

“This demonstrates that our focus is not only on people and goods entering Australia, but that those leaving and attempting to export objectionable goods and material will be investigated and may face serious consequences,” Acting Commander Stock said.

The maximum penalty for an individual for the importation or exportation of child exploitation material is $180,000 and/or imprisonment for 10 years.

The man will face Central Local Court tomorrow.