Court releases woman from charges of inserting needles in Strawberries
An Australian court has ordered the release of a woman accused of inserting sewing needles in strawberries on Wednesday (today).
Justice Michael Byrne, stated that the court will no longer proceed against her with the charges.
The prosecutes also made the announcement and mentioned no reason behind the decision.
My Ut Trinh, a former worker at a farm in Queensland, was charged with seven counts of contamination of goods with intent to cause economic loss.
The strawberry industry, worth A$160 million ($119.4 million), was shaken in September 2018.
Around 200 complaints of sewing needles found in strawberries and other fruits were received.
The incident generated a huge loss, shoppers refrained themselves from purchasing strawberries and some shopkeepers dumped the fruits.