‘Tin­nie men had IS items in pack’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

ITEMS found among the be­long­ings of one of six al­leged “tin­nie” ter­ror­ists caught on Cape York matched those con­tained in an Is­lamic State man­ual, a Mel­bourne court has heard.

An Australian Fed­eral Po­lice agent told a com­mit­tal hear­ing the force had ob­tained a copy of a 50-page man­ual, en­ti­tled Hi­jrah to the Is­lamic State, from the in­ter­net.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers noted items found in a back­pack be­long­ing to one of the ac­cused were con­sis­tent with those out­lined in the guide book.

All six men are charged with mak­ing prepa­ra­tions for in­cur­sions into for­eign coun­tries to en­gage in hos­tile ac­tiv­i­ties. Ceran­to­nio, Dacre, Thorne, Granata and Kadir Kaya were ar­rested near Laura on May 10, 2016 tow­ing a 7m boat en route to Cape York.

The hear­ing is con­tin­u­ing.

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