Indonesian police arrest 31 Afghans prior to sail to Australia

15:52, April 14, 2010      

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Police in Sukabumi of West Java have arrested 31 Afghans who want to illegally enter Australia, senior police officer said on Wednesday.

The arrest follows the Australian government's move on the suspension of any new asylum claims from Afghanistan or Sri Lanka.

All of the 31 men were captured early Wednesday at the beach in Ciemas district when they were about to board in a small fiber- made-ship for Christmas Island of Australia, chief of Sukabumi police criminal investigation unit Adjunct Commissioner Suciptono said.

"They were arrested after midnight. They said that they want to cross (the ocean) which its mean they want go to Australia," the police chief told Xinhua over phone from Sukabumi.

Suciptono said that the Afghans escaped from refugee temporary accommodation near Bogor, in south of Jakarta. "All of them are now being processed at Sukabumi immigration office,"he said. Indonesia and Australia have cooperated in preventing the people smuggling as it is part of a defense treaty, known as Lombok Treaty which was signed in 2006 by the two countries.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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