Suspicious packages found in at least 13 diplomatic missions in Australia

Canberra, Jan 9: Suspicious packages were delivered to at least 13 consulates and embassies in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra, the 9news broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

According to the publication, the packages could be delivered to the consulates of the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Pakistan, Greece and Indonesia.

A Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) spokesperson told the publication that a white powder substance in one of the packages did not contain any toxins.

Police, fire and rescue services find out all the circumstances of the incident.

According to the Brisbane Times newspaper, at least seven consulates have been evacuated and Australian Federal Police are now conducting the operation.