Miles Post Office has been cordoned off and employees isolated after a suspicious substance was found in mail this morning.
Miles Post Office has been cordoned off and employees isolated after a suspicious substance was found in mail this morning. Brooke Duncan

UPDATE: Suspicious substance sent to post office tested

UPDATE 4.25PM: POLICE have confirmed the suspicious substance discovered in the mail at Miles Post Office was an amphetamine. 

A QFES spokeswoman said a science officer tested the powder this afternoon before handing the results over to police. 

A QPS spokeswoman said investigations into the incident are continuing. 

UPDATE: HAZMAT crews have tested the air quality in Miles Post Office after a suspicious substance was found in the mail earlier this morning.

A QFES spokesman said the crew entered the building wearing protective gear and tested the air.

He said crews are now waiting for a scientific officer to arrive on scene.

The spokesman said the suspicious substance was an amber light containing a powder.

EARLIER: Staff at Miles Post Office have been isolated and the building cordoned off after a suspicious substance was found in the mail this morning.

Miles police officer in charge Sergeant Werner Crous said police and the QFES were called to the post office at 8.30am, where they cordoned off the area and isolated employees as a precaution until hazmat analysis could be completed.

Sgt Crous said the substance was found in mail and addressed to the post office itself.

More to come.


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