Cloak & Dagger 1: Aum Shinrikyo

In April 1993, members of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo moved to an isolated farm in Western Australia where they established a chemical weapons factory in preparation for a Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway.

Two years later in the aftermath of Japan’s worst ever terrorist attack, all eyes turned to the groups activities in Australia and an earlier seismic event at the farm raised the question – did the cult also detonate a small-scale nuclear weapon in the Australian desert?