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Police arrest man over sending suspicious packages

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The Australian police said in a statement on Thursday they had arrested an individual over sending suspicions packages to dozens of foreign diplomatic missions across the country.

Axar.az reports citing Sputnik.

On Wednesday, local media reported that the suspicious packages had been found in at least 13 diplomatic missions in Melbourne and Canberra. Moreover, at least seven consulates had reportedly been evacuated due to the incident.

"The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victoria Police arrested a 49-year-old Shepparton man last night as part of an investigation into suspicious packages delivered to embassies and consulates throughout Australia … It will be alleged in court that the man sent 38 parcels to consulates and embassies in Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney, with a substance suspected to have been sourced from his Shepparton home," the statement read.

According to the law enforcement, the individual was arrested at his home and is scheduled to appear before court later on Thursday.

The offense of sending dangerous articles by a postal service, which the man was charged with, carried the maximum prison term of 10 years, the police noted.

The statement argued that the police had recovered 29 out of 38 packages sent by the individual, adding that the material contained in them would be taken to forensic testing.

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2019.01.10 / 09:56
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