A 26-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested and charged with terrorism offences after he allegedly tried to travel overseas to meet with people who support extremist ideology.
Nowroz Amin, an Australian citizen from Ingleburn, was arrested on Saturday after an investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team.
He did not appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday where the prosecutor indicated Mr Amin would not be applying for bail and it was formally refused. He’ll appear in court again on August 14.
Police allege Mr Amin tried to travel to Bangladesh in February 2016 but was stopped by Border Force officers who examined his luggage.
They allegedly found “items that indicated his support for extremist ideology”, including clothing and material on electronic devices.
An investigation was launched, which allegedly uncovered his plans to travel to Bangladesh “to meet with people who held similar beliefs and to possibly engage in terrorist acts outside of Australia”.