A 50-year-old Queensland woman has been charged with seven counts of contamination over the strawberry needle incidents that have sparked a nationwide crisis in Australia.
The woman was arrested Sunday afternoon and has been charged with seven counts contamination of goods under Section 238 Criminal Code, which has a three-year maximum penalty.
A circumstance of aggravation will also be alleged, elevating the maximum to 10 years’ imprisonment.
Her arrest follows a complex investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland in September.
Source: NZ Herald
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