Malaysian tourist on porn count
A MALAYSIAN tourist has been arrested at the Gold Coast Airport after Australian Border Force officers allegedly found child exploitation material in his luggage.
On Wednesday, officers stopped the man for questioning when he arrived on a flight from Malaysia.
In a statement ABF said when officers examined his baggage they found child exploitation material on an electronic device.
The man was then taken to Southport Police Station watch house where the ABF charged him with importing child exploitation material.
“The ABF will not tolerate attempts to import highly objectionable and offensive materials such as these,” said Enforcement Command Superintendent Matt Stock.
“Our very strong message to anyone thinking about doing so is that you will be arrested and charged.”
The maximum penalty for an individual for the importation or exportation of child exploitation material is $525,000 and up to 10 years imprisonment. The man faced a bail hearing at Southport Magistrates Court yesterday.