Three arrested in SA karaoke bar after flying from NSW in private plane

Three arrested in SA karaoke bar after flying from NSW in private plane

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South Australian police arrested three people in an outback karaoke bar on Friday night after they allegedly flew from NSW in a private plane, breaching COVID-19 health orders.

Two women and a man were arrested after they allegedly landed in Coober Pedy on a private plane, after they had already been denied entry to the Northern Territory, which has also closed its border to people from NSW.

Three people have been arrested in a SA outback karaoke bar after flying in from NSW in a private plane.Credit:iStock

In a statement SA Police said they were notified a Cessna with a pilot and two passengers on board had departed Griffith, NSW, on Thursday and landed in the outback opal mining town in breach of cross border directions.

“Coober Pedy Police were tasked to locate the travellers and identify where they had been to assess the risk posed to our vulnerable outback communities,” police said.

“Patrols located the travellers at a local karaoke bar just after midnight.”

Two women, 39 and 21, and a man, 27, were arrested and charged with failing to comply with South Australia’s Emergency Management Act.

They were refused police bail and will appear in the Magistrates Court on Monday.

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