Friday, April 26, 2024

Woman hid in truck to cross border

A woman who allegedly hid in the back of a truck in Victoria in an attempt to enter NSW without a valid permit has been charged by Police.

Police say that between Saturday (29 August) and Sunday (30 August), a woman tried to cross the NSW/Victoria border at Albury on multiple occasions and was denied entry as she did not possess the correct permit.

At around 10pm on Sunday, the woman allegedly boarded a truck and hid in the back as it crossed the border between Wodonga and Albury.

The woman then travelled to her home in Wagga Wagga.

Acting on information, officers from Riverina Police District attended a home in Ashmont and arrested a 27-year-old woman about 9am yesterday.

The woman was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station and charged with not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19.

She was refused bail and was due to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court yesterday.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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