Four men fined thousands after crossing Queensland border on a boat trip

| 15.08,20. 07:28 AM |


Four men fined thousands after crossing Queensland border on a boat trip

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Four men have been fined thousands of dollars each after they breached Queensland's border restrictions – on a boat.

The men had bought the vessel in Byron Bay in New South Wales and planned to head for Cairns.

But they were halted by Maritime Safety Queensland about noon today at the Gold Coast Seaway.

Four men were fined and sent to quarantine after crossing Queensland's border on a boat. (9News)

None of the men onboard had permission to cross the border.

They were each fined $4000, and sent into two weeks of mandatory quarantine.

That hotel stay will also be at their own expense, adding up to a further $2800 each.

The boat has also been quarantined.

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