Packages containing white powder wash up on Qld beaches

TWO suspicious parcels containing “white powder” have washed up on beaches in the Bundaberg area in the past week, with police fearing more packages may wash up along the Queensland coast.

Members of the public contacted police after discovering the two separate one-kilogram packages at Elliott Heads on December 21 and Mon Repos on December 27.

Superintendent Craig Hawkins said Qld Police are now seeking further information from the public to help them establish the locations of any further packages.


“Anyone who was at sea or on the coastline near these locations and saw anything suspicious in the water or other suspicious activity is urged to contact police.”

Superintendent Hawkins said whilst the two packages have been on Bundaberg beaches it is possible there are other packages that may wash up along the coast, due to tidal flows and ocean currents.

People are urged to contact police should further packages be located and to not open them as the substance could be hazardous.

Detectives are currently awaiting the results of forensic examination of the powder, however Superintendent Hawkins said the way the parcels are packaged and the manner in which they were located is “obviously suspicious and concerning.”