The (AFP)Australian Federal Police can confirm that four men arrested by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) on Saturday are currently in custody pending ongoing enquiries.

An additional period of detention under ‘specified time’ provisions [outlined in Section 23DD of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth)] was granted by a Magistrate this evening (Sunday, 30 July 2017) in regard to this matter.

This recognises that terrorism investigations are inherently complex and that there can be legitimate reasons for extended periods of detention for suspects in such matters.

The AFP must satisfy the judicial officer before whom the application is made that this specified time is reasonable and necessary. The legislation dictates that this additional specified time of detention must not exceed seven days.

It should be noted that the presumption of innocence applies to these persons.

Investigations remain ongoing and further information will be provided at an appropriate time.

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