Police are also investigating the women at the core of Queensland’s coronavirus scare as to whether an organised crime syndicate was involved in helping women hide their border tracks.
Diana Lasu, Olivia Muranga and a 21-year-old woman from Algester were charged with fraud and lying to health officials after visiting Melbourne yesterday.
They face up to five years in gaol, and a fine of $13,345 each. They returned to Queensland without notifying officials of their whereabouts.
The ABC notes that police are investigating whether the group has behaved “in a attempt to evade quarantine on the orders of crime syndicate handlers.’
Police previously told the ABC they were investigating whether or not the women participated in any other illegal activity during their time in earlier this month in Melbourne and Sydney.
This comes as Victorian police fined the women for holding a group of more than 30 guests at their apartment in Melbourne.
When questioned on this morning ‘s ABC Breakfast, Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski of Queensland said he couldn’t comment on the ongoing police investigation but that police were working with their Victorian colleagues to monitor the activity of the trio from their journey.