Asylum-seekers intercepted north of Darwin

September 08, 2013

A SUSPECTED asylum-seeker boat carrying 88 people has been intercepted by Customs northwest of Darwin.

The vessel was discovered by a Customs aircraft on Sunday, the Border Protection Command said.

“Initial reporting suggests there are 88 passengers and two crew on board,” it said in a statement.

The passengers will be taken to Christmas Island for health checks.

AAP

Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/asylum-seekers-intercepted-north-of-darwin/story-e6frg6so-1226714754048?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAustralianNewsNDM+%28The+Australian+%7C+News+%7C%29

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