Asylum boat carrying 80 intercepted

July 25, 2012

Authorities have intercepted a boat carrying a suspected 80 asylum seekers off the West Australian coast.

Australian Customs Vessel Hervey Bay, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted the boat at Cocos (Keeling) Islands on this morning.

Border Protection Command will transfer the passengers to Christmas Island where they will undergo initial security, health and identity checks.



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