Roxburgh Park man arrested after entering NSW without a permit


By Laura Michell

A Roxburgh Park man has been arrested at Sydney Airport after arriving in NSW without a permit.

The man, 21, came to the attention of police about 1pm on Wednesday after being flagged by NSW Health officials.

The man had just arrived at Sydney Airport on a flight from Melbourne without a NSW Health exemption to enter the state.

According to police, the man said he would apply for a permit so he could care for his children.

Police allege that the man made a number of applications for a permit, providing false information.

“After establishing that the man did not have children, nor a valid reason to be in NSW, police directed him to return to Victoria,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“He was offered options for travel and further assistance from NSW Health.”

Police allege the man refused to make travel plans and failed to comply with police directions.

He was arrested and taken to Mascot police station where police allege that a subsequent search of his bag uncovered a bottle of alprazolam, which was not prescribed to him.

The man was charged with breaching a public health order and possessing a prescribed restricted substance.

He was granted conditional bail but is required to quarantine in a health-managed hotel until he faces Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, August 17.