Asylum seeker boat intercepted

July 28, 2012

Authorities have intercepted a boat carrying around 15 suspected asylum seekers east of Browse Island off the coast of Western Australia.

A government patrol boat intercepted the vessel on Saturday.

“Initial indications suggest there are 15 passengers and two crew on board,” Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

The passengers will be transferred to Broome for security, health and identity checks.



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