Timor-Leste accuses Portugal of supplying couple facing jail on embezzlement charges with passports to facilitate their escape via Australia

Two Portuguese nationals convicted of embezzling more than $800,000 from Timor-Leste have been detained by Australian Border Force after apparently fleeing Dili in a boat and arriving at the Darwin Sailing Club.

Guardian Australia understands the duo arrived between Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning at the club on the outskirts of Darwin, and were detained by Australian authorities.

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