Indonesia Accuses Australia of Reaching 'New Low' Over People-Smuggler Bribery Allegations

From the Independent

Australia will have sunk to a “new low” if reports are true that its navy paid alleged people-smugglers bound for Australia to turn back their boat, it has been claimed. Police in Indonesia arrested a boat captain and two crew members last week on suspicion of human trafficking. 

Police in Indonesia arrested a boat captain and two crew members last week on suspicion of human trafficking. They reportedly told police that authorities in Australia had paid them thousands of pounds last month to turn back their boat carrying 65 migrants from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Burma.

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