Man arrested for sending suspicious packages to embassies in Australia

A 48-year-old man is arrested and charged with having sent 38 dangerous packages to consulates and embassies in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.

The federal police in Australia writes in a press release that police believe the man has sent 38 packs from his home in Shepparton, a city in the state of Victoria. So far, the police have found 29 of the packages.

– Surveys will be conducted to determine the exact composition of the materials in the packages, writes the police.

It is unknown what was in the packages. On Wednesday, several embassies and consulates in Melbourne were evacuated as a result of the packages, which, according to police, contained “dangerous material”.

The man was arrested in his home on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, he is being presented for imprisonment in a Melbourne court. The 48-year-old can get ten years in prison for what he is charged with.

(© NTB)

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