Shocking moment a woman in hotel quarantine gets contraband cigarettes delivered to her hotel quarantine room with a DRONE
- Woman in hotel quarantine fined after drone spotted delivering cigarettes
- Alleged quarantine breach occurred at Crown Plaza Hotel on the Gold Coast
- Male operator of drone being investigated by Civil Aviation Safety Authority
A returned traveller in hotel quarantine is in hot water after a drone was spotted delivering cigarettes to her balcony.
The alleged quarantine breach happened at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast on July 11.
A man is believed to have been operating the drone, which was spotted flying around the hotel.
A returned traveller in hotel quarantine is in hot water after a drone was spotted delivering cigarettes to her balcony. Pictured is a drone flying around the hotel
It then delivered the packet of cigarettes to the balcony of a woman in quarantine, Nine News reported.
The sneaky delivery was spotted by hotel staff, who notified Queensland Police.
The woman in quarantine was fined $1,300 after she was interviewed by police.
The operator of the drone may also be fined with Civil Aviation Safety Authority investigating the legality of the flight.
Queensland hotel quarantine guests can order food from the outside world, but not cigarettes – though they can smoke on balconies if the hotel permits.
The sneaky quarantine breach occurred at the Crown Plaza Hotel on the Gold Coast