23 y.o. to face charges of funding terror organisation

23 y.o. to face charges of funding terror organisation

Police in Victoria have confirmed there is no information to suggest a man arrested in counter-terrorism raids this morning was planning a terrorist attack.

The 23 year old man from Seabrook was arrested in the raids and will be charged for providing funds to a terrorist organisation.

Police will allege the man provided $12,000 to a US citizen fighting in Syria.

The arrest took place after raids across 5 suburbs including Kealba, Flemington, Broadmeadows and Meadow Heights.

Police say a large amount of “electronic evidence” was seized during the raids, but authorities say at this stage, they believe the man was acting alone and was not a threat to the Australian community.

Assistant Commissioner of the AFP Neil Gaughan said today’s arrest came after a tip off from the FBI.

“The search warrants were the culmination of an eight month investigation which began following information provided by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation,” he said.

The police also said the raids were not related to last week’s stabbing of two police officers and subsequent shooting of Numan Haider.

“There is no information or intelligence to indicate that this man was involved in planning an attack, nor there are any known links to the 18-year-old man involved in last week’s Endeavour Hills incident,” the Assistant Commissioner said.

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