Incident Summary:

6/24/2008: On Tuesday, a letter containing 1080 poison was sent to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry building in Wellington, Wellington State, New Zealand. The 1080 poison is used as a pesticide. No casualties were reported and no claim of responsibility was made for the incident.



New Zealand

Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The chemical attack took place at the Ministry of Agriculture building in Wellington, Wellington State, New Zealand.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity New Zealander Government
Specific Description The New Zealander Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry building
Nationality of Target New Zealand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Poisoning
Weapon Details
1080 poison was used in the chemical attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
New Zealand Herald, "Government Departments Targeted with 1080 Poison," New Zealand Herald, June 25, 2008.
New Zealand Press Association, "Police Investigate Three Packages Of 1080 Sent To Government," Lexis Nexis, New Zealand Press Association, June 25, 2008.
Dominion Post, "Suspicious Packages May Contain 1080," Lexis Nexis, Dominion Post, June 26, 2008.