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
Amphetamines / Methylamphetamines
Customs Act – All Jurisdictions
Customs Act 1901 (Cth) (repealed 6.12.2005)
s.233B(1)(a)(iii) - import prohibited drug s.235(2)(c): life
s.233B(1)(a)(iv) - possess prohibited import (includes trafficable with prior specified drug offence)
s.233B(1)(a)(vi) - possess reasonably suspected prohibited import
Commercial Quantity 750gm
There was no commercial amount for amphetamines / methylamphetamines or MDA until 9.12.2004
s.16G (CTH) Crimes Act was repealed 16.1.2003 (applies to all sentences imposed after that date)
(2006) 175 A Crim R 384
|AD||Accompanied co-offender Maio to receive package from co-offender (L) left aboard warship by Maio several months earlier– a principal involved in making arrangements|
 QCA 529
Jury reached special verdict finding he did not knowingly import drugs but recklessly did so - Imported drugs with 2 co offenders - Serving as petty officer on US warship which docked at Townsville – he left ship carrying bag containing drug packages – met with co offender M, his ship supervisor, and gave M the bag receiving in exchange another bag containing money – street value between $3.9M-$10M.
Good character – married with three children.
Finding of recklessness did warrant a lesser sentence than co offenders but nevertheless inadequate.
To (Si Thanh)
(2007) 172 A Crim R 121
|Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring importation||34.8 kg||VG||nil|
NPP 10y 6m
POST 16G REPEAL
Drugs found by customs officers in container holding a speedboat and trailer – with co offender tried to secure release of the container from customs – principal role in Australia - Wholesale value $5M.
 NSWCCA 194
POST 16G REPEAL
Drugs found in liquor bottles upon arrival at Sydney airport – wholesale value $230k.
Sentence towards top of range.