A man has been arrested attempting to cross the border on a child access or care permit, despite being unable to remember his children's ages or dates of birth.
He also allegedly provided different names for the children to different police officers.
NSW police officers from Operation Border Control stopped a Ford Focus at the Wodonga Place, South Albury, checkpoint on Friday, to speak to the two occupants, a man, 27, and woman, 41.
Police allege the man presented a child access or care arrangement permit and stated he had dropped the children off in Victoria and was returning to NSW.
IN OTHER NEWS:
The vehicle was not equipped with child restraints and police alleged the man provided different names for the children while talking to different officers and could not recall their ages or dates of birth.
Police searched the man and his car and allegedly found a butterfly knife, a folding knife, a replica Glock pistol, a wooden mace, a tomahawk and drug paraphernalia.
The man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with: not provide/give false etc info - COVID-19 Border Control, possess unregistered firearm-pistol, custody of knife in public place, have custody of an offensive implement in a public place and two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.
He was refused bail and is due to re-appear at Albury Local Court today.
The woman, 41, presented a permit which only allowed her to enter NSW via Sydney.
She was refused entry to NSW and directed to return to Victoria.