Media Release: JCTT charges 18-year-old woman as part of terrorism investigation

Release Date: Tuesday, February 23 2016, 04:30 PM

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police

The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team has today (Tuesday 23 February 2016) arrested and charged an 18-year-old woman from Auburn as part of an ongoing investigation into terror-related activities.

The arrest occurred at Guildford at 10am and the JCTT charged the woman with recklessly possess a thing connected to a terrorist act and recklessly collect documents connected to a terrorist act.

She was bail refused to appear at Fairfield Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 24 February 2016).

The woman was previously the subject of a Firearm Prohibition Order served on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, at which time a number of items were seized.

She was also previously charged by the JCTT with 31 counts of “failure to answer questions” under the provisions of Section 25 (2)(b) of the Crime Commission Act (2012) (NSW).

Editors' note: Media release updated with charges at 1630HRS on Tuesday 23 February 2016

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NSW Police Media (02) 8263 6100

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