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31 December 2023, 7:16pm
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Man charged over alleged visa breaches

An Afghan national appeared in Parramatta Local Court today (31 December, 2023) for allegedly failing to complying with his visa mandated curfew.

The AFP arrested and charged the man, 45, on Saturday 30 December, 2023, after locating him in Merrylands, NSW.

It will be alleged the man breached the conditions of his Commonwealth visa between 15 and 28 December, 2023, by failing to observe his residential curfew obligations.

The man has been charged with 10 counts of failing to comply with a curfew condition, contrary to section 76C(1) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).

This offence carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and a $93,900 fine.

The man has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Parramatta Local Court on 19 January, 2024.

No further comment will be made.

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