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Sydney man arrested for Canberra powder scares.

By Mr Evil - 16 January 2008 25

The Australian newspaper is reporting this morning that –

“A SYDNEY man is expected to appear in court today on charges over white powder scares at three embassies and a federal government building in Canberra.

Members of ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group arrested the 35-year-old man yesterday at a Bondi Beach house where they seized documentation and computer hard drive material.

Police will allege that between December 21 and December 27 last year the man sent four packages from Sydney, three of which were discovered at the Israeli Embassy, the United States Embassy and the British High Commission on January 2 in Canberra.

A SYDNEY man is expected to appear in court today on charges over white powder scares at three embassies and a federal government building in Canberra.

Members of ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group arrested the 35-year-old man yesterday at a Bondi Beach house where they seized documentation and computer hard drive material.

Police will allege that between December 21 and December 27 last year the man sent four packages from Sydney, three of which were discovered at the Israeli Embassy, the United States Embassy and the British High Commission on January 2 in Canberra.

The fourth suspicious package was located by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff in their Barton offices in Canberra on January 3.

Police and the ACT Fire Brigade determined the substances were harmless.

The man was charged with four counts of inducing persons to believe a hoax package contained a dangerous substance or explosive and one count of using a postal service in a way regarded as being menacing.

The man is due in Sydney Central Local Court today.”

(Bondi? I wonder if he’s a Kiwi?)

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Skidbladnir 5:13 pm 16 Jan 08

They’re the same organisation, but have slightly different staff, links from the http://www.afp.gov.au website, and different media releases.
ACT Policing is their friendly community arm.

freddie281 5:09 pm 16 Jan 08

thought AFP jurisdiction was only on Commonwealth land?
ie, airports, etc.
Can someone enlighten us?
Comment by Thumper

AFP and ACT Police are one in the same. “ACT Policing” is the functional name given to those members of the AFP who have responsibility in the ACT. All AFP members still have jurisdictional powers for any offences ‘against’ the Commonwealth which apply in this case.

Mr Evil 4:43 pm 16 Jan 08

Well next time you judder as you driver over a judder bar, then you’ll understand!

I suppose you think Chocolate Fish are weird too???

Mælinar 4:42 pm 16 Jan 08

I can add heaps to that list. I’ll make it choice.

hingo_VRCalaisV6 4:30 pm 16 Jan 08

LOL judder bar. Where do Kiwi’s come up with this crap?

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