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Public Defenders

This table is intended to be used as a guide only. Individual cases should be read if they are to be relied upon.

  

Import Prohibited Drug - Commercial Quantity

Cannabis

Cth Code – All Jurisdictions

Criminal Code

307.1 Importing and exporting commercial quantities of border controlled drugs or border controlled plants

307.5 Possessing commercial quantities of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs or border controlled plants

307.8 Possessing commercial quantities of border controlled drugs or border controlled plants reasonably suspected of having been unlawfully imported

Penalty: Life imprisonment

Commercial Quantity

Cannabis                100kg

Cannabis resin       50kg 

CaseOffenceAmountPleaRecordResultAppealFacts

McMurray

(27)

[2011] QCA 319

Consp import

 

Consp import market

500kg – dropped to 25kgPGNil

3y 6m

 

2y 6m

(concurrent)

 

NPP 1y 3m

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Conspiracy to bring cannabis from PNG by boat - Became involved when asked by co-offenders to contribute funds and assist with distribution – contributed $1000 – to receive 10% cannabis as reward – amount of cannabis dropped during conspiracy - drugs seized in PNG – not an organiser

Addicted to cannabis