African athletes and officials missing from the Commonwealth Games have been warned they'll be hunted down and deported for "taking the mickey" out of Australia.
Two Sierra Leone squash players and one Rwandan coach have been added to a growing missing list, and Home Affairs Minster Peter Dutton says they'll be shown scant sympathy when caught.
Eight Cameroon athletes, two Ugandans and potentially one Ghanaian are also missing from the Gold Coast Games.
"The compliance officers will be out there, I promise, tracking these people down and they'll be deported as quickly as possible," Mr Dutton said in an interview on Macquarie Radio on Thursday.
"These people and others that might have a similar objective need to hear this message very clearly: They aren't going to game the system."
The minister said the people on the missing list were "taking the mickey", noting their Games visas were valid until only May 15.
"If they don't want to be held in detention or locked up at the local watch house, they'd better jump on a plane before the 15th and comply with their visas conditions," Mr Dutton said.
The latest absentees include list Sierra Leone squash players Ernest Jombla and Yusif Mansaray, who didn't turn up for their scheduled match on Thursday morning. Their absence meant India's Ramit Tandon and Vikram Malhotra were handed a walkover in the Pool F clash.
The Africans previously had missed their scheduled match against Welsh pair Peter Creed and Joel Makin on Tuesday, but Sierra Leone officials insisted both were still at the Athletes Village and had merely confused the times of their events.
And Rwandan para-powerlifting coach Jean Paul Nsengiyuma hasn't been sighted since competition in Carrara on Tuesday night, with his whereabouts unknown to his team and police.
"Up to now we don't know where he is," Rwanda's chef de mission, Eugene Nzabanterura, said about Nsengiyuma.
"We've declared it to the police and the administration of GOLDOC and we are still searching for him."
Mr Dutton said the Border Force would test any case in any of the missing athletes or officials claimed protection status,
Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie said the athletes' visas allowed them to spend time enjoying Australia but they should return to their home country as scheduled.
"We encourage people to get a visa, come here and compete, stay a little while after, spend some money in this country, and then go home, and that's our position," Mr Beattie said on ABC Radio.