brisbane - The Queensland police have arrested a 50-year-old woman suspected of having put needles and pins in strawberries. For weeks, research has preceded this with national cooperation from various Australian government departments. The suspected perpetrator is likely to be brought before the judge in Brisbane on Monday. Because the investigation has not yet been completed, the public prosecutor did not want to say anything about her.
The affair caused major upheaval in Australia from 12 September. Later that month, New Zealand also sounded alarms after the discovery of trays of 'stifled' strawberries. The harvest of the affected growers was taken off the market. The authorities praised a reward of 100,000 dollars (62,000 euros) for the golden tip that would lead to a detention.