A 50 – year – old woman was arrested for strawberry needle contamination that caused a national crisis.
All six provinces have launched investigations that report stolen needles or pins found in strawberries, apples, and bananas.
This woman's arrest is due to a complex investigation in Queensland that is believed to have contaminated strawberries in September.
The 50 – year – old woman was arrested Sunday by the Queensland Police and investigated authorities and intelligence agencies over several months in several states.
Due to this crisis, an intruder for food was punished urgently through the federal parliament.
And billions of dollars of strawberries have been dumped and wasted across the country threatening the future of a $ 5 billion industry.
The Queensland authorities announced a safety risk to the public on September 12 after finding a needle-contaminated bunch of strawberries.
The Queensland Police Department has coordinated national investigative responses to various government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
A Police Task Force has been established with the Police Department's Queensland Police Department and with the State Crime Command police officers coordinating investigations.
Police have arrested a 50-year-old woman this afternoon after extensive investigation.
The woman is expected to be indicted this evening and appear on trial in Brisbane's Magistrates Court on Monday.
The investigation continues.