According to the experts and the analysis of the immigration procedures tourists travelling on stolen passports, similar to the those who have boarded the missing Malaysian plane, are not likely to enter Australia without being detected.
Head of Homeland Security Asia/Pacific, Roger Henning, has stated that in spite of the fact that the stolen and the forged documents are creating a multimillion business in Thailand, the chances are very minute for the travellers to come to Australia on a stolen passport.
Talking about the travellers, who have boarded the Malaysian flight, on stolen passports, Carl Ungerer, another security expert, said that he is very confident that the officials of Australia would have grasped the fact that the travellers were possessing the fraudulent passports and thinks that the travellers involved in the fraud would have been arrested very soon even before they have boarded the plane.
A source closer to the department has stated that the Australia’s immigration department has a ‘Movement Alert List’, which incorporates its own intelligence resources of nearly 1 million entries. The ‘Movement Alert List’ also makes use of the data provided by the foreign countries, which includes the database of stolen passports, provided by Interpol.
According to the source, travellers are being thoroughly checked the entire way all along the process, from the time the application has been launched to the time the applicant boards the flight, and the inspection is further carried on to the international airports where they land.
Mr. Henning said that if in case the passport that was stolen has not been registered on any database the holder of the stolen passport has to come across the officers of immigration who are worthy enough at analyzing the people for any indication of trouble from their side.
Each person has to go across the passport control in order to enter Australia. While passing through the control they have to get their face analyzed by software, which pertains to facial recognition, to evaluate them against the faces which are present on list of the movement alert.
Head of the firm Intelligent Risks, Neil Fergus, said that it is highly difficult to generate a fraud of an Australian passport. Above this there are airport liaison officers at the eighteen airports, which have a major traffic and high risk.