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Suspicious packages in consulates in Melbourne – Switzerland affected

In the case of several foreign representations in the Australian metropolis of Melbourne received packet with suspicious Material. According to initial information provided by the authorities of the state of Victoria, and from Wednesday, a total of ten cases were reported.

The situation was "under control". The police said that the package would be investigated. Details of the Australian authorities, however, called. The Background was also initially unclear.

According to local media reports, at least five diplomatic missions have been closed in Melbourne. Among others, the consulates of the USA, Germany and India were affected. On the package in English words like "asbestos" and "Draw a mask". A confirmation of this there was not, however.

Also the Swiss honorary representation in Melbourne is affected by the incident, the Swiss Embassy confirmed to the news Agency Keystone SDA on Wednesday. The Australian police had already been at the honorary Consul on the spot, it was called. In addition, all diplomatic representations of Switzerland had been warned in Australia about the incident.

The Swiss Embassy stand because of the Situation in close contact with the Australian authorities. However, the Australian police have already declared that the Situation was under control.

In Melbourne, numerous countries have their consulates. The capital of Australia, where the embassies have their headquarters, Canberra. Local according to press reports, embassies will be affected in Canberra. (anf/sda)

Created: 09.01.2019, 06:56 PM

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