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by Art Jahnke

White Powder Closes Indonesian Embassy in Australia

Jun 02, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The New York Times reports that the Indonesian Embassy in Australia closed Wednesday after a package arrived containing a white powder that Prime Minister John Howard said was “some kind of biological agent.” According to the report, the prime minister linked the case to public anger in Australia over the conviction last week of a 27-year-old Australian woman, Schapelle Corby, on charges of smuggling marijuana into Bali.  Mr. Howard said the substance belonged to the bacillus group of bacteria, to which anthrax belongs, and was being further tested.