Two asylum seeker boats intercepted

April 02, 2013

Two boats carrying 65 and 81 asylum seekers have been intercepted north-east of Christmas Island and west of Cocos (Keeling) Islands last night.

Border Protection Command has transferred the 61 passengers to Christmas Island and the other 81 to Cocos Island. Department of Immigration and Citizenship will make arrangements to transfer them to Christmas Island.

Source: http://www.ministerhomeaffairs.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/default.aspx#second2013

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