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Five held in largest Australian people-smuggling raids

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Five men from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been arrested and accused of facilitating the passage of up to 132 asylum-seekers boats in Australia's largest-ever people-smuggling sting, police said Thursday. 

An Australian naval vessel shadows a boat (R) believed to be carrying asylum-seekers towards Australian waters, July 4, 2012. Five men from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been arrested and accused of facilitating the passage of up to 132 asylum-seekers boats in Australia's largest-ever people-smuggling sting, police said Thursday.

The men -- an Iranian, 21, a Pakistani national, 46, and three Afghans aged 40, 34 and 33 -- were detained in a major nationwide operation culminating 12 months of work and seven separate probes into 132 voyages.

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