Strawberry needle scare: Australia PM vows crackdown on 'cowards'

Strawberry needle scare: Australia PM vows crackdown on 'cowards'
 

The Australian government says it will introduce stricter criminal penalties in response to a fruit contamination scare that has alarmed the country.
Authorities are investigating more than 100 reports of people finding needles concealed within strawberries and other fruits since last week, officials said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said culprits would face 15-year jail terms.
That would make the penalty on par with crimes such as child pornography and financing terrorism, he said.
"That's how seriously our government takes it," Mr Morrison said on Wednesday, urging parliament... read more

 
19 September 2018 in World News, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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