Tongan-Born Man Faces Charges for Alleged Visa Breach in QLD

Australia, Police


A Tongan-born man appeared before the Southport Magistrates Court today, facing charges related to an alleged breach of his visa-mandated curfew conditions. The 34-year-old man was located by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Southport and subsequently charged.

According to the AFP, the man is accused of failing to comply with the conditions of his Commonwealth visa on June 15, 2024, by not adhering to his residential curfew obligations. This breach has resulted in the man facing charges punishable by a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $93,900.

After the court hearing, the man was granted conditional bail and is expected to reappear in the Southport Magistrates Court on July 15, 2024.

The Australian Federal Police encourages journalists to contact them during designated hours for media inquiries. They also invite the public to follow their social media channels to stay informed about their efforts in keeping Australia safe.

It is worth noting that visa breaches can have serious consequences, as they are essential for maintaining the integrity of a country’s immigration system. The AFP’s dedication to enforcing these regulations underscores the importance of compliance with visa conditions.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.