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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 – Trafficable / Marketable

Cocaine

Customs Act – All Jurisdictions

Customs Act 1901 (Cth) (repealed 6.12.2005)

Offence                                                                                                       Penalty

s.233B(1)(a)(iii) - import prohibited drug                                                      s.235(2)(d): 25 years

s.233B(1)(a)(iv) - possess prohibited import

s.233B(1)(a)(vi) - possess reasonably suspected prohibited import

Trafficable Quantity        2g

Commercial Quantity      2kg

s.16G (CTH) Crimes Act was repealed 16.1.2003 (Applies to sentences imposed after that date) 

CaseOffenceAmount (pure)PleaRecordResultAppealFacts

Chase

NSWCCA

19.10.1990

Knowingly concerned in import762gVGnilFT 8yAD

More than courier, if not principal.  Recruited two accomplices.

American national – would be deported at end of sentence

Montenegro

(26)

NSWCCA

15.2.1991

Importover 1.5kgPGnilFT 4y 9m

AA

6y

3y 6m

Courier.  US national.

Assistance to authorities.

Ferrer-Esis

(1991) 55 A Crim R 231

NSWCCA

Possess1819.8gPGnil

6y

NPP 3y 6m

Crown AA

9y

NPP 5y

Cocaine as serious as heroin - Courier - Venezuelan.

Laurentiu

 

 

 

 

Becheru

 

(1992) 63 A Crim R 402

NSWCCA

Possess

 

 

 

 

Possess

32g of original importation of 1.589 kg

PG

 

 

 

 

VG

Prior drug matters, offence committed on bail

Effective sentence:

10y 6m

NPP 7y 6m

 

 

7y

NPP 4y 6m

ADCo-offender imported cocaine.  Apprehended at airport and controlled delivery made to L and B.  B regarded as 'back up muscle'.  L a few rungs down from principal.

Kogelbauer

(31)

(1992) 65 A Crim R 357

NSWCCA

Import269gPGminor

8y 6m

NPP 6y

AD

"Sentence towards top of the range".

Purchased drugs in Amsterdam intending to sell in Australia.  Heavily addicted to cocaine.  Not part of an organisation: working alone.

Admitted importation at airport.  Good subjective features.

Raz

NSWCCA

17.12.1992

 

Co-offender: LEFF (1996)

Import

1.25kg

Approximate – see Leff

PG 

7y

NPP 5y 4m

AA

4y 9m

NPP 3y 6m

Imported cocaine strapped to body.  Was to deliver cocaine then wait for money to exchange into $US.  Assisted in preparing and packing drugs.  Regarded as more than a mere courier.

Considerable and valuable assistance

Arabi

(39)

NSWCCA 23.4.1993

Import736gPGnil

8y

NPP 6y

ADNeed not greed

Gonzalez

(23)

NSWCCA 2.9.1993

Possess

1002g

(77.5% purity)

PGnil

7y

NPP 4y 6m

ADControlled delivery to appellant arranged with importer.  Sought to mislead the police.  Co-offender greater involvement, but greater assistance.

Smith

NSWCCA 30.9.1994

Possess711gPG 

7y

NPP 4y 6m

ADDrugs mailed to appellant so treated as a courier.

Moreno

NSWCCA

4.11.1994

Import341gPG 

10y

NPP 6y

ADArrested at airport with drugs internally concealed.  No assistance.

Jelks

(36)

NSWCCA

1.12.1995

Import404gPGnil

8y 6m

NPP 5y

ADCourier from US.

Moreno

NSWCCA

26.6.1996

Import294gPGnil

6y

NPP 4y

AD

(middle of appropriate range)

Arrested at airport importing drugs internally from Colombia.  Offers of assistance worthless.

Naive with intelligence at lower range.  Used by others.  Genuinely contrite.

Stenovich

(24)

NSWCCA

27.11.1996

Import390gPG 

9y

NPP 6y

AA

8y

NPP 5y

Arrested at airport. Courier. Minimal assistance.  Previously visited Australia on reconnaissance mission.

American national – Parity

Leff

(56)

(1996) 86 A Crim R 212

NSWCCA

 

Co-offender:

RAZ (1992)

2 x Knowingly concerned in import

1.25kg

 

1.25kg

VGnil

13y 4m

NPP 8y 6m

AD

Involved in America at level close to full principal.

Female offender with seriously ill husband in America.  No family support in Australia.

De Hesselle

NSWCCA

29.8.1997

Possess1.93kgVGnil

8y

NPP 5y

ADNot the importer.  Apprehended after sale to another person.

Stafrace

(31)

(1997) 96 A Crim R 452

NSWCCA

2 x Possess

726g

 

937g

PGnil

12y

NPP 9y

10y

NPP 6y

Individually in possession of one box of cocaine and jointly in possession of second box.  Partly for own use, partly for commercial operation - knew joint possessor involved in supply and assisting him by keeping cocaine.  More than mere courier.  Cocaine addiction.

Lopez-Alonso

(1996) 86 A Crim R 270

NSWCCA

Import1.6kgVGnil

9y

NPP 6y

AD

Courier.

Argentinean national

Abdulhadi

NSWCCA

3.10.1997

Import964.4gPG 

5y

NPP 3y

AD

Co-offender brought in cocaine in scuba tank - Controlled delivery to appellant - Recruited courier to act on behalf of another

Assistance to authorities

Tapasa

NSWCCA

31.10.1997

Import723.6gPGnil

8y

NPP 4y 6m

ADAccompanied co-offender, both carrying drugs - Courier.

Faneite

(61)

NSW CCA

1.5.1998

 

Co-accused:  BARRIENTOS (1999)

Import

 

Knowingly concerned in import

834g

 

719g

PGnil

6y 6m

NPP 4y

ADWith wife imported cocaine in shoes.  Expected to receive $10,000.  Participated in controlled delivery, and two people arrested.

Selim

(26)

NSWCCA

19.5.1998

Attempt possess221gPG 

3y

18m NPP

AD

Cocaine imported by female.  Controlled delivery to A.  A's role was to deliver drug and would receive some of the cocaine as payment.

Provided assistance.  Good rehabilitation in gaol.  Father dying of cancer.

Smith

(22)

NSWCCA

20.8.1998

Import444.3gPGnil

3y 6m

NPP 2y

(assistance)

AD

Cocaine found in two bags.  Financial gain only.

Issue on appeal was parity only.

Female from America.

Watson

(29)

NSWCCA

18.9.1998

Attempt possess1.43kgPGminor and unrelated - treated as first offender

9y

6y NPP

AD

Intended to take delivery from courier.  Controlled delivery - claimed he was to deliver drugs to Lebanese, and his reward was one ounce.  Dealt with as "collector" - same as courier.  Objective gravity very high.

Recreational user.

Kaufusi

(24)

 

Moala

(35)

 

7.8.1998

QCA

Import

384.8g

 

 

403.7g

PG

Nil

 

 

Nil

8y

NPP 3y

AD

Recruited in Salt Lake City as couriers – drugs strapped to thighs

Foreign nationals

Barrientos

[1999] NSWCCA 1

 

Co-accused:
FANEITE (1998)

Knowingly concerned in importation1553.6gVGnil

8y

NPP 4y 8m

AA

7y 6m

NPP 4y 8m

Controlled delivery of shoes containing cocaine.  Just above courier.

Failure to give discount for assistance and to take into account prior good character.  Venezuelan.

Crowdey

(39)

[1999] NSWCCA 24

Knowingly concerned in importSee factsPG 

2y 6m

NPP 1y 6m

Crown AA

4y

NPP 2y 6m

Police seized 37.9g cocaine following controlled delivery to A.  Principal local distributor to established small network of users.  Made personal profit.  Received 10 envelopes over 15 months. Total value over $100,000.

Under powerful influence of co-offender.  Psychiatric condition.

Adorjany

[1999] NSWCCA 37

PossessSee factsPGnil

10y

6y 3m NPP

ADCourier intercepted by police on arrival from Colombia with cocaine in luggage.  Courier met appellant in controlled delivery. Appellant took cocaine (substitute) and paid courier. 2.796kg (pure) imported

Blanco

(22)

(1999) 106 A Crim R 303

NSWCCA

Knowingly concerned in import341.2gPGminor

12y

NPP 8y

AA

10y 6m

NPP 7y

(delay in charging)

Well above courier - Recruited co-offender to bring in drugs from Bolivia.

Ocampo- Campuzano

[1999] NSWCCA 179

Import844.6gPGnot stated

8y

NPP 5y

AD

Courier.  Drugs found in bottom of suitcase.

Colombian citizen.  Family overseas threatened by principal.

Cajuires

(52)

[1999] NSWCCA 282

Import712.49gPGnil

8y 6m

NPP 6y 6m

AA

7y

NPP 4y 6m

Courier.  Drugs found in lining of backpack.  Guatemalan living in USA.

Acosta

(55)

[1999] NSWCCA 334

Import1.879kgVGnil

8y

NPP 6y

AA

8y

NPP 5y

Courier.  Arrived from Argentina with liquor bottle filled with cocaine.

Financial troubles - supporting wife and five children.  Colombian.

Pulido

[1999] NSWCCA 438

Possess296.9gPG 

6y 6m

NPP 4y 6m

ADReceived package from Colombia.

J Restrepo

(28)

 

 

 

A Restrepo

 

(1999) 108 A Crim R 150

(QCA)

Att possess

 

 

 

 

Possess

1.5kg

 

 

 

750g

PG

Lengthy record for less serious offences

 

Lesser record

12y

NPP 5y

 

 

 

10y

4y 6m

 

AA

10y

NPP 4y

 

 

AA

9y

NPP 3y 6m

J Restrepo: Religious statute delivered to estranged wife addressed to infant daughter – wife observed package of cocaine in base – controlled delivery – took possession of statute from wife and hid it – courier – one off importation

 

A Restrepo: drugs secreted in beads sent in package – took delivery of package and placed in cupboard in bedroom of unit shared with J Restrepo

Thomas

(22)

[1999] VSCA 204

Import1.5663kgPGinsignificant

7y 6m

NPP 5y

ADDrugs brought into Australia in pockets of appellant's jeans and track pants from Caribbean – arrangements made for appellant to fly to Aruba and return with drugs – courier – acted from greed not addiction

Quansah

(31)

[2000] NSWCCA 64

Import643.7gPG 

4y 8m

NPP 2y 6m

Crown AA

6y

NPP 4y

Drugs found in wooden statue.  Judge rejected claim drugs for personal use but accepted drug addiction.  Dealt with as principal - organised purchase of drugs in South America and intended to use some cocaine and sell the rest.

Toro-Martinez

(2000) 114 A Crim R 533

NSWCCA

Knowingly concerned in import655.2gPGno priors

3y 6m

NPP 2y

Crown AA

6y

NPP 3y

Became involved late in importation.  Involved in meetings and assisted chemist employed to extract cocaine.  Assistance not vital to offence.

Co-offender: Romero-Cepeda [2000] NSWCCA 229 (commercial quantity)

Alvarez

(28)

[2000] QCA 290

Import1.2708kgPGnil

8y

NPP 3y 6m

ADFemale - imported drugs in suitcase out of loyalty to husband – gave birth to child after offence

Sando

[2000] NSWCCA 301

Attempt possess156gPG 

6y

NPP 3y

AD

Cocaine imported by courier - controlled delivery made to appellant.  Addict who took opportunity to be involved in drug delivery - marginally more culpable than a courier.

Assistance discount.

Contreras-Ortiz

[2000] NSWCCA 328

Knowingly concerned in import930gVG 

15y

NPP 11y

ADReceived cocaine hidden in projector sent from Buenos Aries.  Relatively senior level of involvement.

DLH

(52)

[2000] NSWCCA 376

Knowingly concerned in import1.153.4gPGnil

4y

NPP 12m

Crown AD

Cocaine imported as paste in audio tape reels - Package addressed to respondent's business - To receive $12,000 - Low in criminal hierarchy.

Full admissions - Assisted in subsequent controlled delivery - Long standing drug addiction - Poor health - Suicide attempt - Depression

Serrette

(53)

(2000) 118 A Crim R 204

WASCA

Import

Possess

924.5gPGnil

10y

NPP 6y

AD

Born in Trinidad – brought drugs into Australia concealed in shoes in luggage – handed over one pair in Perth as instructed – prepared to fly to Sydney to deliver remaining shoes – to receive $10,000

Some assistance

Ceissman

(20)

(2001) 119 A Crim R 535

NSWCCA

Knowingly concerned in import344.4gPGnot unfavourable

3y

NPP 18m

Crown AA

4y 6m

NPP 2y 9m

Received drugs inside teddy bear posted overseas.  Paid $50 to receive and hold on to packages until collection and remit money to US.  Not isolated offence.

Deprived background - remorse - depressive illness - health problems resulting from accident - responsible for younger brother

Szelenczy

[2001] NSWCCA 75

 

Co-offenders:
CERULLO (2003)

SOUKOULIS (2003)

Import614.4gPGnil relevant

9y

NPP 5y

AD

Travelled overseas and upon return took delivery of parcel containing Bible with cocaine inside.  Lesser degree of responsibility than co-offenders but greater than mere courier.  Used false documentation when sending parcel.

Psychological and physical ill health - South African - rehabilitation - offences committed for financial gain.

Klein

(2001) 120 A Crim R 90

NSWCCA

Import513.7gPGnil

3y 9m

NPP 2y 6m

Crown AD

Female - When apprehended at airport admitted carrying drugs - Believed she was carrying marijuana - Courier - Motivated by debt

Offered assistance to police - contrite - separated from family in South Africa

Chanthaboury

(2001) 121 A Crim R 505

NSWCCA

 

Co-accused:
VERGARA (2002)

Importapprox 1kgPG (after hung jury)nil

7y 6m

NPP 4y 6m

AA

6y

NPP 4y

Cocaine found in lining of suitcase - aware of drugs but not how they got there - to receive $12,000 - Involved in controlled delivery - bare or mere courier but greater role than co-offender.

Assistance.

Chapple

[2001] NSWCCA 183

Knowingly concerned in import

 

Attempt obtain possession of cocaine

79gPGappalling record - 3 major drug offences

5y

NPP 3y 6m

FT 12m (concurrent)

AA

4y

NPP 2y 6m

Opened post office boxes and received drugs through mail - Principal on own behalf - Most of drug for own use.

Tragic life as a result of drug addiction.

Quesada

(37)

(2001) 122 A Crim R 218

NSWCCA

Knowingly concerned in importation1,306.8gVGfirst custodial sentence

10y

NPP 7y

AA

10y

NPP 6y

Female - Picked up backpack containing drugs from female who had brought it in on overseas flight - Precise nature of involvement not known.

Colombian - Single mother with 2 children.

Keys

(19)

[2001] NSWCCA 232

2 x knowingly concerned import

772.6g

 

713.6g

PG 

8y

NPP 3y 6m

Crown AA

11y 6m

NPP 5y

Drugs imported by two separate couriers concealed in shoes – liaised with couriers and organised importation on behalf of principal

Remorse – excellent prospects of rehabilitation - delay

Hendricks

(24)

(2001) 125 A Crim R 303

NSWCCA

Import162.7g (net)PGnil

6y 6m

NPP 4y 3m

AD

Arrived having swallowed drugs - courier with low level trafficable quantity.

Financial gain only - South African - signs of depression - Contrition

Boulghourgian

(26)

(2001) 125 A Crim R 540

NSWCCA

Knowingly import114.5gVGsupply drugs

6y

NPP 4y

AD

Cocaine concealed in a car radio cassette player sent from United States in a parcel intercepted by customs – controlled delivery - Appellant too delivery from Fed-Ex office - significant role (principal) - sophisticated scheme - potential considerable profit

Lack of remorse

Hamzy

(19)

(2001) 127 A Crim R 70

NSWCCA

2 x knowingly concerned importation

772.6g

 

713.69g

PG 

9y

NPP 5y 6m

Crown AA

13y 6m

NPP 8y

Initiator and director of 2 importations while in US - On bail for supply offences.  Absconded.  Voluntarily returned to Australia to face charges

Disadvantaged background.

Tramontano

(2002) 131 A Crim R 1

NTCCA

Import

 

Import heroin

449.4g

 

1.4g

VGNil

7y

NPP 3y 9m

ADDrugs in condoms in colon and rectum – swallowed drugs in Bali – was to deliver cocaine and use heroin himself – acted to clear drug debt and in response to threat of harm to wife - courier

Speechley

(36)

(2002) 133 A Crim R 26

NSWCCA

Possess

 

Sched:

Proceeds of crime offence

208.9gPGnil

4y 6m

NPP 2y

Crown AA

7y

NPP 4y

Found in possession of cocaine and $19,900 – admitted to drug dealing over 14-24 months – needed money – role between principal and courier

Vergara

[2002] NSWCCA 314

 

Co-accused:
Chanthaboury (2001)

Import1 kgVG 

8y

NPP 5y

AA

6y

NPP 4y

Cocaine found in suitcase.  Courier - lesser role than co-offender.  Parity.

Taru

(24)

[2002] NSWCCA 391

Attempt possess101.8gPGminor

4y 9m

NPP 3y

AD

Arranged for delivery of package to studio - Arrested after picking up package - Courier

Good subjective evidence - Remorse

Gallego

[2002] NSWCCA 529

Import1114.9gPGnil known

8y 6m

NPP 5y 6m

AD

Imported drugs in golf bag - Assume no higher than courier

Spanish national

Vasquez

[2003] NSWCCA 94

Knowingly concerned in importation649.5gPG 

9y

NPP 6y

ADDrugs mailed in suitcase intercepted by police – Controlled delivery – Significant role in organising, collecting, unpacking and attempted acquisition

Ntsele

(2003) 141 A Crim R 33

NSWCCA

Attempt possess heroin

 

Possess cocaine

311.9g

 

1,307g

PG 

6y

NPP 3y 2m

(concurrent)

Crown AA

6y

NPP 4y

 

8y

NPP 4y

(concurrent)

Took possession of heroin from co-offender - Cocaine found in police search of premises - Higher level of involvement than co-offender

Delay in instituting appeal - Discount for assistance too high - Error to make sentences identical and concurrent

Mbonu

(2003) 7 VR 273

Knowingly concerned import177.2gVG 

5y

NPP 3y

AD

Crown AD

Courier from South Africa agreed to import drugs internally from Indonesia – met by appellant for controlled delivery – involvement similar to that of courier

Karipidis

(21)

[2003] NSWCCA 168

Knowingly concerned in importationSee factsPGSignificant

8y

NPP 4y 10m

AA

7y 10m

NPP 4y 10m

Involved in joint enterprise to import drugs from Uruguay – 2 packages picked up and delivered to K – Second package contained 175g (pure) - greater involvement than courier

Appeal allowed to take into account Pre sentence custody on head sentence

Cerullo

 

Soukoulis

 

[2003] NSWCCA 201

 

Co-offender:

SZELENCZY (2001)

Knowingly concerned in importationNot stated – see co-offenderVGNot stated

12y

NPP 8y

AD

Parcel of drugs posted by co-offender in Germany to co-offender – Principals

Motivated by greed

Minall

(34)

 

Watkins

(33)

 

[2003] NSWCCA 311

Import437.3gPG

Nil

 

 

Nil

7y 6m

NPP 5y

ADImported drugs internally from America – Well above couriers

Gutierrez

(36)

[2004] NSWCCA 22

Knowingly concerned import

 

Conspire to import

 

Money laundering

 

 

1.5-1.8kg

 

 

 

3-4kg planned

VG

 

 

 

PG

Imprisoned in Germany for similar offence – these offences committed 10m after release

Import:

10y

 

Conspiracy:

6y 9m

 

Money Laundering:

4y

 

Total:

13y 6m

NPP 8y

Crown AD

Cocaine imported in wine carried by co-offender – involved in attempting to separate drugs from wine – some cocaine sold and money used to finance second planned importation – representative of principals in scheme

Sought to launder $96,000 by sending travellers cheques to co-offenders in USA

Maloney

[2004] NSWCCA 250

Attempt obtain possessionTrafficable amountVGNil

8y

NPP 5y

ADCocaine hidden in packages sent from Caribbean

Marcus

[2004] VSCA 155

2 x import

 

Trafficking

33g

 

See facts

PG 

Import:

5y and 4y

 

Total:

6y

NPP 4y

Import:

4y 6m and 2y

 

Total:

4y 6m

NPP 3y

33g cocaine sent by post from USA – drugs mailed by brother for personal use and use of friends – voluntarily disclosed guilt as to having received and sold 2.5 ounces of drugs on earlier occasion – purity not stated but assumed to be at low end of trafficable quantity

Drug addiction – remorse and rehabilitation

Haidar

(28)

[2004] NSWCCA 350

Attempt possess391.7gPGNil

7y

NPP 4y 6m

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Cocaine secreted in computer sent from Brazil – Controlled delivery – Slightly above courier

Drug addiction at time of offence

Bartlett

(28)

[2005] NSWCCA 103

Import

 

Import heroin

306.8g

 

54g

PGNil

7y

NPP 4y 2m

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Female - accepted money to import powder from South Africa in shoes and on sanitary pad – didn't know what powder was – full admissions and early plea

Sexually abused as child – daily use of heroin since 2000 – 5y daughter, in care of ex-husband – anxiety and depression – remorse

PP

[2005] NSWCCA 214

Import140.3gPG 

6y

NPP 4y

AA

5y 7m

NPP 3y 4m

POST 16G REPEAL

Concealed 35 tablets internally – Courier – Some coercion

Australian – Wife and child overseas – Some assistance - Parity

Cassar

[2005] VSCA 164

 

Co-offender:
MOKBEL (2006)

Knowingly concern importAlmost 2kgVGnil

6y

NPP 4y

AD

Drugs sent in packages from Mexico through UPS delivery system - Second in charge at UPS warehouse – job was to retrieve packages before inspected by Customs – trusted employee

Forfeited shares in company as result of offence – delay in prosecution – good work record – good prospects of rehabilitation

Okeke

[2005] NSWCCA 444

2 x Attempt possess

190.3g

 

195.8g

PGNil – dishonest dealings with Immigration

9y

NPP 6y

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Nigerian national – arranged for pick up of two parcels containing cocaine mailed from Brazil – controlled delivery – role of "some substance"

Mokbel

(40)

[2006] VSC 119

Gillard J

 

Co-offender:
CASSAR (2005)

Knowingly concern import1.9334kgVGPrior convictions

12y

NPP 9y

 

Principal organiser and financier – drugs imported from Mexico through UPS transport system hidden in artefacts

Delay in prosecution

King

[2006] NSWCCA 110

Import215.6gPGNil

7y

NPP 4y 4m

AA

6y 6m

NPP 4y

POST 16G REPEAL

Part of importation scheme with four co offenders – imported drugs internally – courier.

Offences committed due to financial difficulties.

Parity – imported less drugs than co offenders.

See Jules [2007] NSWCCA 243 (below)

Paliwala

(28)

(2006) 153 A Crim R 451

NSWCCA

Import384.9gPGNil

9y

NPP 5y 6m

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Male student travelled to US to obtain cocaine – drugs brought into Australia internally and in backpack – courier to receive $20,000

Prior good character – suffering depression and financial difficulties

Oui

(22)

[2006] WASCA 76

Attempt poss192.5gVGNil

9y

NPP 4y 6m

ADDrugs secreted in door handle package sent from Canada – collected by co-offender and package opened with appellant

Viera

(40)

 

 

Teehan

(27)

 

[2006] NSWCCA 401

 

Co-offender:

MICHEL (2007)

Conspiracy to import

 

 

Conspiracy to import

 

Supply cannabis leaf

 

Sched:

4 offences

380.9g

 

 

 

601.6g

PG

 

 

 

PG

Minor – breached bond

 

Nil

6y 11m

NPP 4y 6m

 

 

10y 9m

NPP 6y 6m

 

Total:

10y 9m

NPP 7y 3m

AD

 

 

 

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Cocaine sent from Chile in 131 envelopes to various post office boxes  V became involved in last two months – V travelled to Chile

V – assistance – good prospects of rehabilitation

T – drug user – good prospects of rehabilitation

Jules

(31)

[2007] NSWCCA 243

Import

520.1g

(76% pure)

PG 

7y

NPP 4y 4m

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Part of importation scheme with four co offenders – imported drugs internally (100 pellets) – courier.

Offences committed due to financial difficulties.

Parity.  Foreign national.

See King [2006] NSWCCA 110; PP [2005] NSWCCA 214 (above)

Michel

[2007] NSWCCA 337

 

Co-offenders:
VIERA (2006)

TEEHAN (2006)

Conspiracy to import601.6gPGPrevious drug conviction for same offence – breached parole.

14y

NPP 8y 9m

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

NB: Previous drug conviction for same offence; accordingly s 235(1)(c) increased the maximum period of imprisonment for the current offence from 25 years to life.

Principal in 12m conspiracy – co-conspirators described as "errand boys" – street value of $240k.

Starmer

(37)

[2008] NSWCCA 27

Conspiracy to import32.4gPG 

3y

NPP 18m

AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Arranged with sister to send cocaine in cards from Great Britain – personal use and sold some to friends

SC

(27)

[2008] NSWCCA 29

Attempt possess183.9gPGNil

3y 6m

NPP 2y

Crown AD

POST 16G REPEAL

Cocaine secreted in parcels – took delivery on behalf of another person – aware drugs involved but probably not aware of weight – to be paid $3,000

Prior good character – drug user – good prospects of rehabilitation – assistance

Appeal dismissed in exercise of discretion of court

Milich

[2008] NSWCCA 148

Attempt possess296.9gVGNil

10y

NPP 6y

AA

8y

NPP 4y 9m

POST 16G REPEAL

Female – took delivery of parcels on behalf of Nigerian man – Used false identity and rented flat