MORE than one suspected Australian jihadist a day is being pulled from international flights, counterterrorism officers have revealed.
Exclusive figures show 18 travellers were intercepted and “offloaded” from flights in the two weeks to April 22 by special teams at Australia’s eight international airports. The total number of “passenger offloads” for the past eight months has jumped to 267.
The news comes as the Department of Foreign Affairs revealed it gets calls from desperate parents asking officials to cancel their children’s passports to stop them becoming foreign fighters.
“Passports are looked at for cancellation because their parents ring,” a government official said. “But you don’t want it to be that last minute”…