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.


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.

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