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.
Police say they believed the pair were acting suspiciously.
After questioning them further, police allege different versions were given, before the woman eventually admitted to having recently been in Campbelltown and the main in Fairfield.
It also turned out the 53-year-old man was wanted for other criminal matters in NSW and was taken into custody.
The woman was fined and turned away.
“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.
“We make no apologies for our vigilance and scrutiny as this is about keeping Queensland safe from the threat of COVID-19.”