The moment Queensland police found a truckie’s wife hiding in his cab

‘Didn’t think anyone could fit in there!’ Moment Queensland police officer finds a truckie’s wife hiding in his cab before slapping both with a $4,000 fine for breaching coronavirus restrictions

  • Police have discovered a woman hiding in the cabin of a truck in Queensland 
  • Body camera footage shows the moment the officer found the rogue stowaway 
  • The couple were refused entry into the state over their COVID-19 breach  

A startled police officer found a woman from coronavirus-infected Victoria hiding in the back of her husband’s truck.

Body camera footage shows the moment the officer discovered the rogue stowaway at the Texas checkpoint near the New South Wales/Queensland border.

The pair were fined $4,003 each and refused entry to the state after police deemed they had breached COVID-19 directives. 

A startled police officer found a woman from coronavirus-infected Victoria hiding in the back of her husband's truck

A startled police officer found a woman from coronavirus-infected Victoria hiding in the back of her husband’s truck 

She was exposed during a major compliance operation by Queensland Police.

When he stopped the truck the officer asked the driver if he was travelling with any passengers, before advising he would be checking the vehicle. 

‘Is there anybody else in the truck with you?’ he said.

‘I’m going to have a quick check and see if there is another person in there.’

After opening the driver’s door and pulling back a curtain he revealed a makeshift bed with blankets and pillows.

More than 180 heavy vehicles were intercepted (pictured) for compliance checks on the NSW/QLD border as part of a police operation on Wednesday

More than 180 heavy vehicles were intercepted (pictured) for compliance checks on the NSW/QLD border as part of a police operation on Wednesday

The pair were fined $4,003 each and refused entry to the state after police deemed they had breached COVID-19 directives

The pair were fined $4,003 each and refused entry to the state after police deemed they had breached COVID-19 directives

He also exposed the hiding spot of the truck driver’s wife, a 51-year-old woman from Victoria.  

‘Didn’t think anyone could fit in there!’ he said.

Heavy vehicle operators travelling into Queensland on a Freight Border Declaration Pass must comply with restrictions and departure requirements to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

More than 180 heavy vehicles were intercepted for compliance checks as part of the operation on Wednesday.

They were centred around Cunningham Highway at Goondiwindi; Leichardt Highway at Goondiwindi and New England Highway at Wyberba.

Officers also conducted heavy vehicle road safety patrols on major highways including intercepting vehicles for roadside breath and drug testing. 

He also exposed the hiding spot of the truck driver's wife, a 51-year-old woman from Victoria

He also exposed the hiding spot of the truck driver’s wife, a 51-year-old woman from Victoria

Officers also conducted heavy vehicle road safety patrols on major highways including intercepting vehicles for roadside breath and drug testing

Officers also conducted heavy vehicle road safety patrols on major highways including intercepting vehicles for roadside breath and drug testing

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