Vic man held over 'foreign incursion plan'

Caroline Schelle

A used car salesman is accused of preparing to travel overseas to engage in hostile activities after police swooped on his Melbourne workplace.

The case of Khaled Temssah, 29, was mentioned in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday after he was arrested at a Roxburgh Park car dealership on Thursday.

Temssah was not present during the brief court mention, when he was represented by lawyer Rob Stary, who made no application for bail.

Temssah allegedly tried to leave the country between June 3 and 20, the court was told.

He is charged with the Commonwealth offence of preparing for incursions into foreign countries for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities.

Temssah is due to next face court on September 26.

State and federal police said previously they did not expect to make any more arrests, adding the investigation was ongoing.

"Victoria has well tested, cooperative, counter terrorism and emergency management plans in place and constantly monitor and assess our preparedness to respond to a range of emergencies," the state force said in a statement following Temssah's arrest.