Coronavirus Australia: Woman in hotel quarantine gets cigarettes delivered to room with drone

Shocking moment when a woman in hotel quarantine gets smuggled cigarettes delivered to her hotel quarantine room with a DRONE

  • Woman in hotel quarantine fined after drone delivers cigarettes spotted
  • Alleged quarantine breach occurred at Crown Plaza Hotel on the Gold Coast
  • Male drone operator under investigation by Civil Aviation Safety Authority










A returned traveler in hotel quarantine lies in hot water after a drone was spotted delivering cigarettes to her balcony.

The alleged quarantine breach took place on July 11 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

A man is said to have piloted the drone, which was spotted around the hotel.

A returned traveler in hotel quarantine lies in hot water after a drone was spotted delivering cigarettes to her balcony

Then it delivered the pack of cigarettes to the balcony of a woman in quarantine, Nine news reported.

The sneaky delivery was spotted by hotel staff, who informed the Queensland Police.

The quarantined woman was fined $1,300 after being questioned by police.

The drone operator can also be fined by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority which investigates the legality of the flight.

Hotel quarantine guests in Queensland can order food from the outside world but not cigarettes – although they can smoke on balconies if the hotel allows it.

The sneaky quarantine breach took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel on the Gold Coast

The sneaky quarantine breach took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel on the Gold Coast

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