A 37-year-old woman has been arrested as part of an investigation by the polices' Special References Unit into attempts to breach of the Territory's border control measures.
Police said they will allege that the woman unlawfully released confidential information to a 43-year-old man to assist the man avoid being apprehended.
Police said they would allege that further information provided by the woman helped the man in breaching Northern Territory COVID border control measures.
The man was arrested on August 27, 2021 for related offending.
Police said they would also allege that the 37-year-old woman provided advice to at least one intended traveller from a declared hotspot.
Assistant Commissioner Crime, Intelligence and Capability Michael White said the advice included how they could create false records to negate the need to quarantine.
Police said they would allege the woman offered to process the traveller to ensure clear passage through the Border Arrival Checkpoint at Darwin International Airport.
The woman is expected to be charged on September 20 with:
- Disclosure of Confidential Information, contrary to S76, NT Criminal Code
- Recklessly Endangering Life, contrary to S174C, NT Criminal Code Act
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