Category Archives: Human Trafficking

COURT TAKES NO CHANCES ON ALLEGED SEX-WORKER RING – Tuesday July 16 2013

– Three people who allegedly sourced more than 100 sex workers for Melbourne brothels would be likely to continue operating their lucrative syndicate if granted bail, a magistrate has said. Mae Ja Kim, Moon Ja Kim and Huan Wen Ye … Continue reading

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DEADLY DELAY IN BOAT RESCUE – Sunday July 14 2013

– Customs and Border Protection waited hours before directing its ship to go to the rescue of a foundering asylum seeker boat that eventually capsized on Friday night, killing a baby boy and leaving eight other people missing, feared drowned. … Continue reading

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PEOPLE SMUGGLER GOES FREE – Friday July 12 2013

– Australia’s most wanted people smuggler has been set free by an Indonesian court and granted his wish to return to his home in Afghanistan. The South Jakarta court ruled late on Thursday that Sayed Abbas, 30, accused of being … Continue reading

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‘ILLEGAL WORKER’ BROTHELS TARGETED – Thursday July 11 2013

– The sex industry watchdog has moved to close brothels that used sex workers given to them by an alleged crime syndicate. Consumer Affairs Victoria will apply to have the licences of the brothel operators suspended in the Victorian Civil … Continue reading

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THREATS DELIVER ASYLUM SEEKERS – Tuesday July 9 2013

– The Indonesian Navy had planned to meet a merchant ship carrying a group of asylum seekers who threatened self-harm to convince the crew to take them to Christmas Island. New details of the drama on the MV Sichem Hawk, … Continue reading

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SEX CHARGES: BAIL HEARING ADJOURNED – Saturday July 6 2013

– Every Friday, an organised crime syndicate that provided sex workers illegally for Melbourne brothels held a business meeting, police allege. This week, the alleged members of the group met in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, where they faced charges laid … Continue reading

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POLICE ARREST ‘BROTHEL SYNDICATE’ MEMBERS IN RAIDS ACROSS CITY – Wednesday July 3 2013

– Members of a syndicate alleged to be illegally managing more than 100 sex workers at brothels across Melbourne have been arrested in raids by federal and Victoria Police. Police swooped on addresses across the city on Tuesday, arresting five … Continue reading

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POLICE ARREST IRANIAN PEOPLE SMUGGLER – Tuesday May 21 2013

– Indonesian police have arrested another alleged people smuggler as part of the most concerted effort in years to catch and lock up those who transport refugees by boat to Australia. Alleged Iranian smuggling kingpin Mohammad Hadi, also known as … Continue reading

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PEOPLE-SMUGGLING TASKFORCE CUT – Saturday May 18 2013

– The federal government is cutting by 40% the Australian Federal Police contingent in Jakarta which focuses on people smuggling, as a record number of refugees continue to leave Indonesia to come to Australia. The cut from July 1st comes … Continue reading

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ACCUSED PEOPLE SMUGGLER ‘WAS AFP INFORMER’ – Thursday May 16 2013

– The alleged people-smuggling boss Sayed Abbas, wanted in Australia on several charges, claims he was a police informer before being abandoned by his handlers. Mr Abbas is fighting his extradition from Indonesia to Australia, where authorities want to prosecute … Continue reading

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