“Australian man” pleads guilty to terror charges after police claimed he stockpiled weapons for a planned attack
- A man who was accused of a dozen terror charges has pleaded guilty to two
- “Queensland man” Agim Kruezi pleaded guilty to two terror-related offences
- He was initially charged with stockpiling weapons for a terror attack in Australia
- Details are yet to be finalised and he is due to be sentenced in late July
“A man” accused of a dozen terror charges who was set to face trial has instead pleaded guilty to two offences.
Queensland man Agim Kruezi has pleaded guilty to preparing for incursion into a foreign state and preparing or planning for a terrorist act, reported Courier Mail.
During a brief hearing at Brisbane Supreme Court, Kruezi had ten other charges withdrawn.
Kruezi was found in possession of a firearm, machete, balaclava, military fatigues, a compound bow and arrow and a jerry can of petrol
He was initially charged with stockpiling weapons for a terror attack in Australia and also attempted to recruit members for Islamic State.
It was also alleged that he was preparing for incursions into Iraq and Syria and had stockpiled weapons for a terrorist attack in Australia.
Kruezi was found in possession of a firearm, machete, balaclava, military fatigues, a compound bow and arrow and a jerry can of petrol.
Australian Federal Police raided an Islamic bookstore in Logan where they were conducting an anti-terrorism investigation.
He has been behind bars since his arrest in September 2014 alongside Omar Succarieh.
Succarieh pleaded guilty to four foreign incursion offences in 2016 after he was charged for more terror-related crimes and was sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison.
Agim Kruezi was accused of a dozen terror charges has pleaded guilty to two offences
Sucarrieh’s brother was fighting alongside terror group Jabhat al-Nursa in 2014 and Saccarieh sent him $US43,700 ($AU57,356).
He believed it was his duty to his religion to involve himself in the Syrian conflict, the court heard.
Details regarding the charges to which Kruezi pleaded guilty to are still to be finalised, crown prosecutor Ben power said on Friday.
Kruezi is due to be sentenced in late July at a two-day hearing.