Man hospitalised, arrested on warrants at Gold Coast border

A man’s been arrested at the border checkpoint this morning, after trying to sneak in on a bus through Coolangatta.

Queensland police have confirmed they intercepted the man on a bus at the Griffith Street crossing just before 6.00am, before finding he had warrants out for his arrest.

The details of those warrants are yet to be released.


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The man didn’t have a border pass and also hadn’t paid his bus fare.

Police say he then started suffering chest pain at the scene, with paramedics then called in.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed they’ve transported a man from the scene for a ‘medical job’, but couldn’t provide any other information.

It comes after a similar instance yesterday, with a man arriving at the Gold Coast Airport before police screening him and finding he was wanted on warrants in New South Wales.

He then fled the airport, allegedly broke into a home in Kirra to steal clothes and then fled to the beach where he was later arrested.

Related article: Man nabbed after doing runner from Police at Gold Coast airport

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