Sydney man charged over alleged Control Order breach

A 29-year-old Sydney man is due to face Parramatta Court tomorrow charged with allegedly breaching a Control Order issued by the Federal Court of Australia.

The AFP High Risk Terrorist Offender (HRTO) team arrested the man at his residence in the Sydney suburb of Guildford this morning.

Police will allege the man failed to comply with a condition of the Control Order by failing to notify the AFP that he undertook paid work.

It will be alleged in court that the man imported counterfeit goods and sold these goods on Facebook Marketplace for profit.

The man is the ninth offender to be arrested for breaching their control order nationally since 2020.

Control Orders allow restrictions to be placed on a person's movements and activities, to ensure the ongoing safety of the Australian community.

He has been charged with contravening a Control Order, contrary to section 104.27 of the Criminal Code (Cth).

This offence carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.

Police also executed a search warrant in Yagoona today, which resulted in a 31-year-old man being charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

AFP Commander Sandra Booth said high risk terrorist offenders would be charged if they breached their Control Orders.

“The AFP’s High Risk Terrorist Offender teams work tirelessly with NSW Police and partners to protect the community. They ensure court-issued Control Orders are complied with and remain committed to enforcing identified alleged breaches such as this one,” Commander Booth said.

No specific or impending threat to the community has been identified in relation to this matter.

Anyone with information about extremist activity or possible threats to the community should come forward, no matter how small or insignificant you think that information may be.

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