1 February 2019: An Indian man has had his student visa cancelled after border authorities found child exploitation material on his phone and laptop computer.
The unidentified man, who arrived at the Melbourne International Airport on board a flight from New Delhi on December 27, was put to a routine baggage examination when child exploitation material was found on his phone as well as laptop computer. He was subsequently detained and transferred to Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation.
His student visa was cancelled after officers found the “terrible imagery involving child exploitation”, a press release by Australian Border Force said today.
Australian Border Force’s Regional Commander for Victoria has said officers are always vigilant not to let such abhorrent material enter Australia.
“Content depicting extreme sexual deviancy and acts of horrific violence are not acceptable in our community and anyone caught engaging in this behaviour risks forfeiting their right to be here, and will face the full force of the law,” Mr Palmer said.