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Sydney: Man heading for Syria arrested at airport

Sydney: Man heading for Syria arrested at airport

India Blooms News Service | | 15 Jun 2017, 10:59 am
Sydney, June 15 (IBNS): A person has been arrested by Australian authorities at Sydney Airport as he was allegedly attempting to travel to the Syrian war zone, media reports said.

The person was reportedly planning to but one-way ticket to Turkey or Lebanon.

The man was taken to Botany Police Station where he will be interviewed in relation to allegedly attempting to travel to Syria, the NSW Police said in a statement.

The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation, the police said.

NSW Police Force Deputy Commissioner Dave Hudson was quoted as saying in a statement: "In light of recent events, both at home and overseas, it is now more important than ever for the community and police to continue to work together."

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney, National Manager Counter Terrorism, reaffirmed law enforcement’s commitment to stopping the spread of terrorism ideologies.

“We have zero tolerance for Australians who seek to commit acts of violence or extremism. Those that are looking to do the wrong thing should recognise that the AFP and our partners will continue to work together to address this criminal activity,” Assistant Commissioner McCartney said.


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