Police say three young women were throwing a “illegal” party while in Victoria at the core of a Queensland coronavirus outbreak.
Queensland Police today described the women who moved from Victoria to Queensland and falsely lied to police on their boundary forms as “deceitful and misleading.”
A police source today said they suspect 20 people attended a party held by the three women earlier this month during their trip to Melbourne, the Brisbane Times reports.
Following allegations of a “disturbance” Victoria Police were called to an address and violation notices were given to people at the gathering.
“So our focus now is working with those young women to identify everywhere that they have been since they have come back into Queensland,” he said.
Olivia Winnie Muranga and Diana Lasu have been named overnight following their journey from Melbourne via Sydney to Brisbane.
They arrived 21 July in the capital of Queensland. Police later named the third woman.
Police today revealed that all three women have been criminally charged under the Public Health Act for allegedly supplying misleading information on their border statements to police.
“Police will allege that all three women travelled to Victoria and deliberately provided misleading documents at the Queensland border,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
Police have named the trio as 19-year-old Heritage Park woman, 21-year-old Acacia Ridge woman, and 21-year-old Algester woman.
The charges of making statements and theft fraudulent or deceptive come with a maximum fine of $13,345 each and five years of jail time.
Police said both women are now cooperating with Queensland Health officials and police.
All 3 people are now in quarantine.
They are due on September 28, at the Brisbane Magistrates Court.