People smugglers face jail

Indonesian prosecutors say crew whose boat was intercepted by Australian authorities should be convicted of people smuggling.

Boat crew taking migrants to New Zealand could face eight years in jail

Indonesian prosecutors have asked a court to jail the captain and crew of a boat that attempted to take asylum seekers to New Zealand for eight years for people smuggling.

Captain Yohanis Humiang and his five crew were taking 65 migrants, mostly from Sri Lanka, to New Zealand when they were intercepted by Australian authorities in late May, who allegedly paid them $32,000 (£21,470) to return to Indonesia.

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