Australian Police Arrest Man Who Sent Suspicious Parcel to Croatian Consulate

By 10 January 2019

ZAGREB, January 10, 2019 - Australian police said on Thursday they had arrested a man for allegedly sending suspicious packages to embassies and consulates across the country, Reuters news agency reported.

The 48-year-old is suspected of sending as many as 38 packages to 14 embassies and consulates, including the US, British and Croatian missions in Melbourne. If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years in jail.

The Croatian consulate in Melbourne received a package in the regular mail on Wednesday, containing three little packets. Staff called the firemen and federal police, who took the items away, but there was no need for the consulate to be evacuated.

According to media reports, some of the parcels contained asbestos, a material used in construction that can cause health problems.

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