Accused Queensland border ‘cheat’ has one charge dropped over Melbourne trip

One of three women accused of breaching the state’s strict border controls last year and sparking a major COVID-19 emergency in South-East Queensland has had one charge against her dropped.

Jan 20, 2021, updated Jan 20, 2021
Haja Timbo (Photo:AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Haja Timbo (Photo:AAP Image/Dan Peled)

In July, police charged Diana Lasu, Olivia Winnie Muranga and Haja Timbo with providing false and misleading border documents, after the group allegedly lied about travelling to Melbourne, which was a known hotspot at the time.

All three were also charged with fraud in relation to allegedly dodging mandatory hotel quarantine requirements.

In a brief hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning, it was revealed Timbo was no longer facing a fraud charge.

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The court was also told she would proceed to a sentencing hearing in March for her remaining charge.

Lasu’s case was also briefly mentioned and was adjourned until next month.

Neither woman was in court.

– ABC / Talissa Siganto

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