Counter Terrorism Team arrested Panania man


Story appeared in: Torch | June 15th, 2017



A PANANIA man has been arrested by officers from the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team at Sydney International Airport this morning allegedly attempting to travel to Syria.
Police said further details about the 22-year-old man's arrest by officers from the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team and the charges will be provided later in the day.
The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation.
NSW Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Dave Hudson, Commander of Investigations and Counter Terrorism, moved to reassure the community there is no current or impending threat to the community as part of today's arrest.
"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," Deputy Commissioner Hudson said.
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.
Anyone with information should contact the National Security Hotline is 1800 123400.



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