Reason for woman’s eye-watering border fine

published 31.07.2020 10:03

A 25-year-old woman has been fined $4003 and turned away from the Queensland border after allegedly providing false information by failing to declare she had been to a declared coronavirus hot spot in NSW.

Queensland Police say the woman was travelling with a man in a car with Queensland registration plates when they attempted to cross the Miles Street checkpoint at about 4am this morning.

She provided a Queensland border declaration pass stating they had not visited a known hot spot.

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“If you are coming into Queensland, even with a valid border declaration pass, you stand a very good chance of being intercepted and questioned by police,” Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said in a statement.

by Frank Chung from

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