Covidiot tried to cross border with pretend allow, medication in automobile

A person tried to get into NSW from Victoria utilizing a pretend allow with medication within the automobile, NSW Police stated.

He tried to get away with claiming he had a medical appointment on the opposite facet of the border, however police say they noticed by way of the pretend allow and arrested him on Saturday morning.

About 7am the Wangaratta man’s automobile was checked tried to cross at Albury.

The 39-year-old allegedly produced a allow stating he had a medical purpose exempting him from the strict border controls.

However checks revealed the allow was fraudulent, a police spokesperson stated.

“A search of the automobile revealed a small quantity of prohibited medication, together with drug paraphernalia,” they stated.

The person was arrested together with a 38-year-old male passenger and each have been taken to Albury Police Station.

The passenger had a official allow, the spokesperson stated.

The driving force was charged with drug possession and breach of bail, and was additionally issued a penalty discover for making an attempt to enter on false data.

He was refused bail and can seem within the Wagga Wagga Bail Court docket on Sunday.

The passenger, from Howlong, was charged with three counts of drug possession, and possess a drug implement.

He was given conditional bail to seem at Albury Native Court docket on October 12.

In the meantime, one other man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly attempting to cross the border between NSW and Victoria 3 times in 24 hours.

The decided would-be border crosser was first stopped about 7am on Friday at a checkpoint on the Hume Freeway, Albury, police stated.

Officers spoke to the driving force of the silver Ford Laser and the 37-year-old was issued a course to return to Victoria.

Police escorted him again over the border, the spokesperson stated.

“Later that day, the person drove to a border checkpoint on Wodonga Place, Albury, and once more tried to enter NSW,” they stated.

“He was allegedly unable to provide a allow and was issued with a Penalty Infringement Discover for $1000.”

About 10am Saturday the person was stopped for the third time, once more at a Hume Freeway checkpoint at Albury.

After three strikes he was arrested, taken to Albury Police Station and charged with not adjust to seen course.

It isn’t recognized why the person was so persistent in attempting to get into NSW.

He was refused bail and can seem at Wagga Wagga Native Court docket on Sunday.