Anzac Day terror plot weapons supplier pleads guilty

Anzac Day terror plot weapons supplier pleads guilty

A teenager accused of supplying weapons for the alleged ANZAC Day attacks in Melbourne has pleaded guilty to 22 charges of importing weapons.

20-year-old Mehran Azami, was was 19 at the time of the alleged offences, has been accused of importing more than 200 weapons, including flick knives and tasers, designed to look like iPhones.

He has pleaded guilty to 19 charges of importing weapons, as well as three other offences.

The judge asked Azami whether he understood the charges and what was happening to him, to which he replied ‘yes’.

He has been remanded in custody and committed to stand trial on three summary charges before the Victorian County Court in October.

Two 18-year-olds Haurun Causevic and Sevdet Besim have also been charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist act in relation to a plot to attack a police officer on Anzac Day 2015.

Image: Court drawing of Azami (ABC)

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