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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

VIC pair attempt NSW entry with forged permits

Two men have been caught trying to cross into NSW from Victoria with forged entry permits.

Police say the pair’s vehicle was stopped at around 7am today at the Albury border checkpoint as it attempted to enter NSW.

Officers spoke to the driver, a 39-year-old man, who produced a permit which stated he was entering NSW for a medical appointment.

The passenger, a 38-year-old man, also produced a permit.

After speaking with the men, officers conducted a search of the vehicle where they located and seized a small amount of prohibited drugs, along with drug paraphernalia.

Further checks revealed the driver’s permit was fraudulent.

The men were arrested and taken to Albury Police Station.

The 39-year-old Wangaratta man was charged with drug possession, and breach of bail. He was also issued a penalty notice for attempting to enter on false information and will appear in Wagga Wagga Bail Court tomorrow.

The 38-year-old Howlong man was charged with three counts of drug possession, and possess a drug implement. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Albury Local Court on 12 October.

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