A bus full of Victorians made a very expensive road trip after police stopped them trying to cross the Queensland border illegally.
The group were reportedly caught lying on their border declaration forms to enter Queensland.
More details in the video above.
The six Victorians were traveling in a minibus when they arrived at the border.
Passengers jumped up and tried to cross it on foot, but police spotted them.
Location settings and photos on their phones revealed that they had been in Victoria for the past 14 days.
They were each fined $ 4,000 each, making it a trip of $ 24,000.
“We knew 100% that we were breaking the rules,” said one of the fined travelers.
“Money doesn’t run the world, everything is fine,” added another.
The offense was the last thing police faced on an already pending border.
“We knew 100% that we were breaking the rules.”
The Queenslanders returning home on the last day of the school vacation in hopes of a quick run were disappointed.
The cars piled up for about six kilometers on the M1.
The news comes after the Victorian government released data on fines imposed for violating Melbourne’s foreclosure rules.
On Saturday, they imposed a total of 119 fines on people for violating the restrictions.
One of the examples given was a group of seven people who gathered for a 30th anniversary party at a house in Caulfield.