A Victorian couple have been charged with fraud, property and drug offences after they allegedly hid in a ute to enter NSW without valid permits.
Police allege a man and a woman entered a jewellery store in Deniliquin just before 4pm on September 15 and purchased items using a stolen credit card.
Officers from Murray River Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries, police located the pair - a 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman - in a car park on Moama Street at Mathoura about 4pm on Friday.
During a search of the couple, officers seized methamphetamine, heroin, cannabis, a glass pipe and more than $30,000 cash.
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The man was charged with dishonestly obtaining property by deception, two counts of dealing with property proceeds of crime, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, not complying with noticed COVID-19 direction, and possession of equipment for administering prohibited drugs.
The woman was charged with dishonestly obtaining property by deception, two counts dealing with property proceeds of crime, two counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, not complying with noticed COVID-19 direction, supplying prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.
Police allege the pair travelled across the NSW-Victoria border at the Moama/Echuca checkpoint while hiding in the back of a ute without valid permits earlier this month.
They were both refused bail and appeared in Wagga Local Court on Saturday.