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Overseas arrests rise for Aussie travellers

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The latest data issued by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) reveal that arrests of Australian citizens have increased almost 40 percent over the past five years. The DFAT annual report for the 2008/09 financial year indicates that 1,019 Australians were arrested in the year to June 30, 2009, with the US and Thailand apprehending the most Australian travellers at 203 and 63 arrests respectively. Many were for drug possession or trafficking. The figure is a 38 percent rise in arrests over five years, which a DFAT spokesperson said was due to a significant rise in the number of Australians travelling overseas, with some 6 million trips on record for the 12-month period.

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