And he may have sold one to a terror suspect. “Weapons link to Australian ‘plot,’” from the BBC, with thanks to Charles Martel:
The Lucas Height nuclear site was allegedly a terror target Australian police have arrested a man they suspect of involvement in the theft of military rocket launchers and their alleged sale to a terror suspect.
Taha Abdul Rahman, 28, was arrested in a Sydney suburb in a joint operation by police and counter-terrorism agents.
He has been charged with 17 offences, including dishonestly receiving stolen property and supplying a prohibited weapon without authorisation.
Police said the arrest was linked to current terrorism-related cases.
Eighteen men are currently in custody awaiting trial after being arrested in Sydney and Melbourne in November 2005 on suspicion of planning an attack on Australian soil.
Search for weapons
Seven rocket launchers were stolen from the Australian military last year. One is believed to have since been found.
Five of the launchers are alleged to have been sold by Mr Rahman to a “person… facing terrorism charges on another matter,” Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Frank Prendergast said.