'Fake' Indian journalists held in Australia over human trafficking


An Indian journalist has been charged with people smuggling after he allegedly helped eight people enter Australia using fake media credentials.

In a joint statement, Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force said that Indian national who was taken into custody has been charged with one count of people smuggling and one count of having false documents.

 The maximum penalty for two offenses is up to 20 years in jail. The suspect is expected to face court on April 6. The remaining eight people have been taken into immigration detention. (BBC/AFP)


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