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Woman charged after hiding in truck to cross NSW/Victoria border

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A woman has been charged after allegedly hiding in the back of a truck in Victoria and entering NSW without a valid permit.

Between Saturday, August 29, and Sunday,  August 30, a woman attempted to cross the NSW/Victoria border at Albury on multiple occasions and was denied entry as she did not possess the correct permit.

About 10pm on Sunday, the woman allegedly boarded a truck and hid in the back as it crossed the border between Wodonga and Albury.

The woman then travelled to her home in Wagga Wagga.

Acting on information, officers from Riverina Police District attended a home in Ashmont and arrested a 27-year-old woman about 9am today.

The woman was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station and charged with not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19.

She was refused bail and is due to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Tuesday 1 September 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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