Multiple Suspicious Packages Sent To Foreign Consulates And Embassies In Australia

ABC News Online: Police investigating after consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra receive suspicious packages

Authorities are investigating after suspicious packages were found by several foreign consulates and embassies across Melbourne and Canberra.

Footage showed emergency services workers attended the US, Greek, French, Italian, Hong Kong, Indian, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korean and Swiss consulates in Melbourne.

It comes two days after the ABC understands the Argentinian consulate in Sydney was sent three bags containing asbestos and fiberglass.

One official from Pakistan's consulate told the ABC that she opened a suspicious envelope at 10:00am, which appeared to contain asbestos.

She told the ABC she was "scared of what might happen".

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More News On Suspicious Packages Being Sent To Foreign Consulates And Embassies In Australia

Australia police examining suspicious packages at consulates -- AP
Suspicious packages sent to foreign consulates, embassies in Australia-police -- Reuters
Suspicious packages delivered to diplomatic missions in Australia -- AFP
'Suspicious packages' found at consulates in Australia -- BBC
Suspicious packages sent to embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra -- The Guardian
Suspicious packages sent to multiple consulates and embassies in Melbourne and the ACT --
Suspicious packages delivered to multiple consulates in Melbourne, Canberra -- Sydney Morning Herald

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