Alleged people smuggler denied bail in Queensland

Alleged people smuggler denied bail in Queensland

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An alleged people smuggler accused of organising a journey from Indonesia that ended with hundreds of people drowning at sea has been refused bail because he might flee Australia.

Maythem Radhi is charged with harbouring an unlawful non-citizen, a removee or a deportee.Credit:Jason Dorday: Stuff.co.nz

Maythem Kamil Radhi appeared before Brisbane magistrate Annette Hennessy on Wednesday, who refused bail, saying there was “substantial motivation” for Mr Radhi to leave Australia.

He is charged with harbouring an unlawful non-citizen, a removee or deportee over his alleged involvement in the 2001 people-smuggling operation that led to 353 adults and children drowning.

AAP