Man arrested for breach of border restrictions

Man arrested for breach of border restrictions

A man was arrested this week after allegedly breaching the Emergency Management Act.

It will be alleged that at about 11.45am on Friday, July 30, police located a man travelling through Cook on the Far West Coast, after they received information that he may have been breaching current border restrictions.

Police attended the location and spoke with the man, discovering that he had entered South Australia from Victoria over the last several days, avoiding the border checkpoint.

The man had also previously been in New South Wales within the last 14 days, which he had declared on his Cross Border Application which had been declined.

Police believe he was attempting to travel through to Western Australia, but his vehicle had broken down.

The man had previously had his Cross Border Application to enter South Australia denied.

A 25-year-old man from Robertstown in NSW was arrested for breaching the Emergency Management Act.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Ceduna Magistrates Court on Monday, August 2.