Police have been left gobsmacked after a wanted man tried to pass through a border check point in a stolen ute with paper number plates.
It’s understood the man was busted after he approached one of Queensland’s tough new check points on the Gold Coast Highway on Thursday afternoon.
Officers quickly discovered the man, who was travelling to Queensland from NSW, had a warrant out for his arrest.
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If that wasn’t enough, a search of the stolen vehicle also allegedly uncovered drugs, cash and a gel blaster.
The man, whose age is not known, was taken into custody at the scene.
He’s currently assisting police with investigations.
Minor delays at new police QLD border checks. Slightly longer for one male driver, arriving in a stolen car, with hand-drawn number plates, carrying drugs and a gel blaster, with outstanding warrants against his name! 😳
— Chris Campey (@Chris_Campey) March 26, 2020
The border restrictions, which apply to all travel to Queensland by air, sea, rail and road, officially came into place at midnight last night in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Anyone caught trying to cross the border into Queensland, without a legitimate reason, is being warned they could cop a fine of more than $13,000.