Three men to face court for border breach

Three Logan men will face court after allegedly travelling from Victoria and lying on their border declarations upon their return to Queensland.

The trio allegedly travelled through the Queensland road border on the M1 at Coolangatta on Sunday with false ‘G’ pass declarations after having spent several weeks in Melbourne.

They were detained by police overnight and immediately placed into hotel quarantine.

A 29-year-old Slacks Creek man, a 23-year-old Waterford man and a 25-year-old man from Loganlea have all been issued with notices to appear in court for failing to comply with the COVID-19 Queensland Border Direction.

Queensland’s border restrictions mean people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days will be turned away at the state’s border.

Queensland residents who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot can return home but will be required to quarantine in government provided accommodation at their expense.

Since July 3, anyone entering Queensland is required to complete a border declaration pass which is valid for seven days or until the person’s circumstances change.

Everyone entering the state must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass online before travelling to Queensland.

The Queensland Police Service is committed to ensuring everyone complies with public health directions and will continue to enforce restrictions at the border.

Vehicles will continue to be intercepted at random where police will verify declarations with identification.

Providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4,003 fine or imprisonment.

The Queensland Entry Declaration can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass.

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