Three younger ladies who’re going through fraud prices and are alleged to have illegally entered Queensland have been linked to a brand new COVID-19 case within the state.
Haja Timbo, 21, Olivia Muranga, 19, and Diana Lasu, 21, are going through as much as 5 years in jail after returning to Queensland from a visit to Melbourne, through Sydney.
A 27-year-old man who dined at a Brisbane restaurant the place one of many ladies was believed to have been on July 23 has examined constructive to coronavirus.
He has hyperlinks to a few individuals, two of whom are nurses, who work at an aged care facility in Brisbane.
“The investigation into the three ladies who’ve returned from Victoria into Queensland has clearly resulted in prices,” Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll stated.
“They may seem within the Brisbane Magistrates Courtroom on 28 September and this clearly is for offering false info and fraud prices.”
Police are actually investigating the ladies’s alleged hyperlinks to knowledgeable crime syndicate and whether or not they coached the ladies on tips on how to illegally cross the border.
They’re additionally investigating whether or not the ladies had any involvement within the alleged theft of luxurious purses throughout two days in Sydney and one other two days in Melbourne.
9News understands there are allegations that telephones utilized by the ladies have been destroyed
Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski stated police had excessive confidence they’d all the small print and data they wanted in relation to the case.
Commissioner Gollschewski stated he had no data of an investigation into the ladies’s alleged hyperlinks to a criminal offense syndicate.
Commissioner Carroll additionally expressed her disappointment at a number of the group’s response to the ladies’s case.
“We’ve seen group members making feedback about sure cultural teams and ethnicities. This isn’t productive in any respect,” she stated.
“Individuals doing the improper factor come from all walks of life, backgrounds and group teams.
“So it is crucial, particularly in these instances, that group teams really come collectively fairly than fracture.”
African group leaders have referred to as for calm and cooperation as particulars of the ladies’s actions proceed to emerge.
“No one is joyful by the conduct of the ladies, they’ve put their very own households in danger, they’ve put the entire group in danger and we’re sad for what they’ve completed,” Queensland African Communities Council spokesman Beny Bol stated.
“It’s time for us to unite. The virus doesn’t really discriminate. So there is not any correlation between the virus and the racial background so it is crucial for us to work collectively.”