Four travellers a week bringing in porn so depraved they're deported by Australian Border Force

Four travellers a week bringing in porn so depraved they're deported by Australian Border Force

Four tourists every WEEK are bringing in porn so violent and depraved they are deported moments after landing in Australia

  • Four travellers each week reportedly are being busted at Australian airports
  • ABF has seized explicit material from three international visitors in the last week
  • Two were deported home while another will appear in court in September
  • The ABF says it will not tolerate the importation of abhorrent material

Kylie Stevens

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Joy Joshi For Daily Mail Australia

Four international visitors each week are reportedly being busted trying to smuggle child exploitation material into Australia.

The growing problem forced the federal government to take action earlier this year and establish the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation earlier to improve coordination between federal agencies such as the Australian Border Force. 

ABF officers have seized sexually explicit material from at least three international visitors at Australian airports in the last week.

Two were deported back to Malaysia while a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national will appear in court in September.

A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national (pictured) has been charged after child exploitation material videos were allegedly located in his baggage at Sydney Airport last week

A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national (pictured) has been charged after child exploitation material videos were allegedly located in his baggage at Sydney Airport last week

The ABF seized 186 items of ‘objectionable’ material in 2017-18, The Daily Telegraph reported.

‘Child exploitation is a global issue, and is not limited to any nationality. Recently we’ve detected passengers from Malaysia, Sierra Leone, China and India,’ ABF Regional Commander for NSW Danielle Yannopoulos told the publication.

‘But we also see Australian citizens both arriving and departing with child exploitation material.’ 

A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national will appear in court in September after child exploitation material videos were allegedly located in his baggage at Sydney Airport last week.

The ABF revealed on Saturday that officers stopped the man for a baggage examination after he arrived on a flight from Malaysia on a tourist visa on July 6.

The 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national (pictured) was granted strict bail conditions to appear in court in September

The 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national (pictured) was granted strict bail conditions to appear in court in September

The 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national (pictured) was granted strict bail conditions to appear in court in September

Officers allegedly found multiple videos containing child exploitation material on two mobile devices and a laptop in his luggage.

The man was interviewed and subsequently arrested by ABF officers before he was transferred to Mascot Police Station, where he was charged.

He appeared in court via videolink last week, where he was bailed to appear in September.

He had to surrender his passport, report to police on a daily basis and live at a western Sydney address as part of the strict bail conditions, The Daily Telegraph reported. 

A Malaysian man (above), 43, was deported from Australia after having arrived at Perth International Airport on Wednesday

A Malaysian man (above), 43, was deported from Australia after having arrived at Perth International Airport on Wednesday

A Malaysian man (above), 43, was deported from Australia after having arrived at Perth International Airport on Wednesday

On Friday, another man had his tourist visa cancelled and was deported back to Malaysia after violent and depraved sexually explicit images and videos were found on his phone.

The Malaysian national, 43, was expelled from Australia after arriving at Perth International Airport on Wednesday. 

He was transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre before the Australian Border Force officers deported him on Friday morning. 

The videos found on the man’s phone were believed to have been of ‘extreme depravity and violence’, but it is understood they did not contain images of child exploitation.  

A second Malaysian was also deported after he was allegedly found with child exploitation material this week.

The Malaysian national (pictured) was transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre before the Australian Border Force officers deported him on Friday morning

The Malaysian national (pictured) was transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre before the Australian Border Force officers deported him on Friday morning

The Malaysian national (pictured) was transferred to the Perth Immigration Detention Centre before the Australian Border Force officers deported him on Friday morning

Officers stopped the man, 38, for a baggage examination after he arrived at Melbourne Airport on board an Air Asia flight from Malaysia on an Electronic Travel Authority on July 10.

During an examination of his mobile device, officers found two videos and 20 photos containing material deemed to be child exploitation material.

His visa was cancelled and he was transferred to Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre before he was removed from Australia.

The maximum penalty for an individual importing or exporting child exploitation material is $180,000 and/or imprisonment for 10 years.

A second Malaysian national, 38, (pictured) was deported after ABF officers found two videos and 20 photos containing material deemed to be child exploitation material at Melbourne Airport this week

A second Malaysian national, 38, (pictured) was deported after ABF officers found two videos and 20 photos containing material deemed to be child exploitation material at Melbourne Airport this week

A second Malaysian national, 38, (pictured) was deported after ABF officers found two videos and 20 photos containing material deemed to be child exploitation material at Melbourne Airport this week

Commander Yannopoulos said that the ABF will not tolerate the importation of this abhorrent material.

‘ABF officers are alert to the threat of this material coming into the country and won’t hesitate to take action against anyone found in possession of it,’ she said in a statement on Saturday.

‘Individuals that view and possess this kind of material are fuelling a global trade in child exploitation that puts vulnerable young people at risk both here and overseas.’ 

People with information about the illicit importation and export of child exploitation material are urged to contact Border Watch at australia.gov.au/borderwatch.

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