Sydney man charged with terrorism offences allegedly detected by the NSW JCTT
Friday, 24 December 2021 04:23:20 PM
A man has been charged with terrorism-related offences following an investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT).
Earlier this month, the NSW JCTT commenced an investigation into the online activities of a man, who was reportedly expressing extremist views in conversations across a number of platforms and sharing pro-Islamic State material.
Following extensive inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested by the Tactical Operations Unit at Caringbah just before 8am today (Friday 24 December 2021).
A short time later, NSW JCTT investigators executed a search warrant at a nearby home, where they seized two knives, documentation, and electronic storage devices.
The Caringbah man was taken to Sutherland Police Station, where he was charged with knowingly collect document connected with terrorism and knowingly be member of terrorist organisation, namely Islamic State.
Police will allege in court that the man claims to be a member of Islamic State and had collected a large amount of extremist material, which he also shared online.
Further, it will be alleged that the man made numerous threats to commit acts of violence against law enforcement officers and other community leaders.
He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 25 December 2021).
There is no ongoing threat to the community relating to this investigation.
The NSW JCTT is comprised of members from the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the NSW Crime Commission.
Anyone with information about extremist activity or possible threats to the community should come forward, no matter how small or insignificant you may think the information may be. The National Security Hotline is 1800 123 400.
Information about criminal activity impacting on the community should be reported to Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.