Logan dog trainer arrested over major terror network

A Logan man has been arrested as part of a joint police investigation into a sophisticated terrorism network that was being run out of southeast Queensland.

The 34-year-old dog trainer, along with a 31-year-old from Melbourne are accused of being key players in a religiously-motivated extremist organisation.

It’s understood the network sought to pay for foreign fighters to go to Syria.


They allegedly funded a Queensland man’s trip back in 2013, where he became Australia’s first suicide bomber. He took the lives of 35 people.

“The men are alleged to have played senior roles in a South-East Queensland-based syndicate who maintained religiously motivated violent extremist ideology and a desire to travel to Syria to engage in hostile activities,” a police statement on the arrest reads.

The duo was arrested in raids yesterday and have both since been charged with terror offences.

The Australian Federal Police will provide more information later this morning.