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Shepparton man held over suspicious packages

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A Shepparton man has been remanded in custody after facing court over a series of suspicious packages mailed to consulates in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

49 year old Savas Avan is accused of mailing 35 parcels containing asebestos, which were delivered to embassies by Australia Post.

The Australian citizen - of Turkish background - has faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court, after he was arrested at  home last night.  

29 of the packages have been recovered.