APEC’s $250m security cracked by comics


The team from hit ABC television show The Chaser’s War on Everything have been charged after driving a convoy through APEC’s $250 million security blockade.

The comics left authorities red-faced yesterday after the security breach only metres from the Sydney hotel where US President George W. Bush is staying.

Eleven people were charged, including stars Chas Licciardello, who sat in the back of one of the cars dressed as Osama bin Laden, and Julian Morrow, who posed as a security guard running alongside.

The 10 men and one woman were last night charged under new APEC laws on entering a restricted area without justification.

Police are furious about the prank.

‘I don’t see a funny side to what’s happened today. I don’t see a funny side at all,’ NSW Police Minister David Campbell said.

Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd said the Chaser team had ‘crossed the line’.

Police apparently waved the comedy team through a roadblock into Sydney’s restricted APEC zone.”