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Arrest made over 38 "suspicious" packages sent to foreign missions in Australia Arrest made over 38 "suspicious" packages sent to foreign missions in Australia
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A 49- year old man has been arrested over posting packages labelled "asbestos" to foreign consulates and embassies in Australia A 49- year old man has been arrested over posting packages labelled "asbestos" to foreign consulates and embassies in Australia
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A <a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">49-year old</a> Shepparton man has been arrested after <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">he allegedly sent packages containing asbestos</a> to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">consulates and embassies</a> in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. A <a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">49-year old</a> Shepparton man has been arrested after <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">he allegedly sent packages containing asbestos</a> to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">consulates and embassies</a> in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
<a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">Savas Avan</a> was arrested by the <a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">Victorian Police and Australian Federal Police</a> following suspicious envelopes being sent to the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46818448">38</a> <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">diplomatic missions</a> on <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">January 7.</a> There have been <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">no reports of harm to any consulate staff.</a> <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">Savas Avan</a> was arrested by the <a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">Victorian Police and Australian Federal Police</a> following suspicious envelopes being sent to the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46818448">38</a> <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">diplomatic missions</a> on <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">January 7.</a> There have been <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">no reports of harm to any consulate staff.</a>
He has been charged with <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">sending dangerous articles to be carried by a postal service</a>, which could result in a <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">10-year prison sentence</a> if Mr. Avan is convicted. He has been charged with <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">sending dangerous articles to be carried by a postal service</a>, which could result in a <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">10-year prison sentence</a> if Mr. Avan is convicted.
A Government alert to foreign consulates and embassies had been released on <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46818448">Tuesday January 8th after the discovery of 3 packages.</a>  Police have <a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">recovered 29 of the packages</a>, with forensic testing to be undertaken to determine what they contain. A Government alert to foreign consulates and embassies had been released on <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46818448">Tuesday January 8th after the discovery of 3 packages.</a>  Police have <a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">recovered 29 of the packages</a>, with forensic testing to be undertaken to determine what they contain.
The case is due to <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">return to court on March 4.</a> The case is due to <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">return to court on March 4.</a>
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<p><a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">Man arrested for sending packages to embassies and consulates &#8212; Australian Federal Police</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/man-arrested-sending-packages-embassies-and-consulates">Man arrested for sending packages to embassies and consulates Australian Federal Police</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">Asbestos contained in suspicious packages sent to consulates and embassies, police allege &#8212; ABC</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622">Asbestos contained in suspicious packages sent to consulates and embassies, police allege ABC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions &#8212; Reuters</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security/australian-police-investigate-suspicious-packages-sent-to-diplomatic-missions-idUSKCN1P309O">Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46818448">Australia consulate scares: Arrest over &#8217;38 suspicious parcels&#8217; &#8212; BBC</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46818448">Australia consulate scares: Arrest over 38 suspicious parcels BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46805944">&#8216;Suspicious packages&#8217; found at foreign missions in Australia &#8212; BBC</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46805944">Suspicious packages found at foreign missions in Australia BBC</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/suspicious-packages-found-at-foreign-consulates-in-melbourne/10702706">Police investigating after consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra receive suspicious packages &#8212; ABC</a></p>  <p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/suspicious-packages-found-at-foreign-consulates-in-melbourne/10702706">Police investigating after consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra receive suspicious packages ABC</a></p>
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