A multi-agency search for a Pakistani national who escaped a livestock ship in Queensland has finally come to an end.
Queensland Police confirmed on Monday morning the man had turned himself into Townsville police on Sunday night.
It comes just over 24 hours after he disembarked the Polaris 3, which was docked at the Port of Townsville.
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The foreign live exports carrier docked in Queensland after a 17-day journey from Huanghua in China.
It’s believed all 12 crew members on board had been seeking asylum in Australia.
Queensland Health has confirmed the 11 other crew members had undergone COVID-19 testing, which came back negative.
It said the risk to the community was low.