Man arrested at Sydney Airport over possession of child exploitation material

Source: ABF, screen grab

February 27, 2019

A man has been arrested and charged after child exploitation material was discovered by Australian Border Force (ABF) at Sydney Airport.

The Australian man, 48, arrived at Sydney airport from Singapore on February 21, 2019. After a search by ABF officers, a mobile phone was located containing the child exploitation material.

He was charged with the Importation of Tier 2 Goods contrary to s233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901.

He has been refused bail and will be appearing at Central Local Court today. Importation of child exploitation material has the maximum penalty of 10 years and/or a fine of up to $525,000.

“The ABF will not hesitate to pursue those involved with this sickening trade and will continue to do what we can to protect children both in Australia and overseas”, Commander Yannopoulos said.

Source: Australian Border Force