Indonesian police have arrested an Australian citizen accused of aiding a people smuggler.
Heidar Ali is an Iraqi refugee who has been living in western Sydney, but Indonesian police have detained him and accused him of helping a smuggler prepare to send 32 people by boat to Christmas Island in May.
Mr Ali has told the ABC that he is innocent.
"I don't do this business, I don't take money from anyone," he said.
The police say Heidar Ali was caught with a known smuggler and Australian federal agents have analysed mobile phones linking the men to a smuggling syndicate.
Heidar Ali could be prosecuted for aiding illegal immigrants and face a maximum penalty of five years in prison.