Alleged people smuggler extradited
Daily Telegraph (online)
November 7, 2003
ALLEGED people smuggler Khaleed Shnayf Daoed, who Australia authorities have linked to the deaths of 353 people aboard the ill-fated SIEV-X, has been extradited to Australia.
Justice Minister Chris Ellison said DAOED arrived in Brisbane this morning from Sweden and will face court later today. Federal authorities allege Daoed helped organise the SIEV-X's voyage, which ended when the vessel sank north of Australia in October 2001.
"Daoed's extradition is particularly welcome given his alleged role in the SIEV-X tragedy and the Australian government is grateful for the cooperation shown by the Swedish authorities in this matter," Senator Ellison said.