JAKARTA - The Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, says that an alleged key people smuggler to Australia has been arrested in Indonesia. Abraham Lauhenapessy, which is also known as Captain Bram, is suspected of smuggling at least 83 Sri Lankans to Australia. All of them are currently detained on Nauru. The Australian authorities have been searching for this person for years according to Downer.
"He may have been involved in quite a high percentage of the people who have endeavored to get to Australia via people smuggling rackets," said Downer. "This is a people smuggling operation which has been underway for a long time that we've been very concerned about and we've been working with the Indonesian authorities over a long period of time."