brisbane - The woman who was arrested in Brisbane on Sunday because she is suspected of having put needles in strawberries is a former employee of a strawberry grower. That is what Australian media report. On Monday, the fifty-year-old My Ut Trinh was brought before the judge.
The woman worked as a supervisor at Berry Licious. The police tracked her after an extensive investigation in the state of Queensland. The boxes of strawberries with needles were found all over the country and the business kept Australia in its grip.
Ut Trinh can get a prison sentence of up to fifteen years. Why she would have put the needles in the fruit containers is not entirely clear yet.