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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Customs Act 1901 (Cth) (repealed 6.12.2005)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s.16G (CTH) Crimes Act was repealed 16.1.2003 (Applies to sentences imposed after that date) 

Case
(age if known)

OffenceAmount (pure)PleaSentenceAppealRecordFacts

Chase

NSWCCA

19.10.1990

Knowingly concerned in import762gVGFT 8yADnil

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 1.5kgPGFT 4y 9m

AA

6y

3y 6m

nil

Courier

US national - assistance to authorities.

Ferrer-Esis

(1991) 55 A Crim R 231

NSWCCA

Possess1819.8gPG

6y

NPP 3y 6m

Crown AA

9y

NPP 5y

nil

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

10y 6m

NPP 7y 6m

 

 

 

7y

NPP 4y 6m

ADPrior drug matters, offence committed on bailCo-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

Import269gPG

8y 6m

NPP 6y

AD

"Sentence towards top of the range".

minor

Purchased drugs in Amsterdam intending to sell in Australia - heavily addicted to cocaine - not part of an organisation but working alone.

Admitted importation at airport - good subjective features.

Raz

NSWCCA

17.12.1992

 

Co-offender: LEFF (1996)

Import1.25kgPG

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

Import736gPG

8y

NPP 6y

ADnilNeed not greed

Gonzalez

(23)

NSWCCA 2.9.1993

Possess

1002g

(77.5% purity)

PG

7y

NPP 4y 6m

ADnilControlled delivery to offender 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

AD Drugs mailed to offender so treated as a courier.

Moreno

NSWCCA

4.11.1994

Import341gPG

10y

NPP 6y

AD 

Arrested at airport with drugs internally concealed.

No assistance.

Jelks

(36)

NSWCCA

1.12.1995

Import404gPG

8y 6m

NPP 5y

ADnilCourier from US.

Moreno

NSWCCA

26.6.1996

Import294gPG

6y

NPP 4y

AD

(middle of appropriate range)

nil

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

VG

13y 4m

NPP 8y 6m

ADnil

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

Possess1.93kgVG

8y

NPP 5y

ADnilNot importer - apprehended after sale to another person.

Stafrace

(31)

(1997) 96 A Crim R 452

NSWCCA

2 x Possess

726g

 

937g

PG

12y

NPP 9y

10y

NPP 6y

nil

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

Import1.6kgVG

9y

NPP 6y

ADnil

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

Import723.6gPG

8y

NPP 4y 6m

ADnilAccompanied co-offender, both carrying drugs - courier.

Faneite

(61)

NSWCCA

1.5.1998

 

Co-accused:  BARRIENTOS (1999)

Import

 

Knowingly concerned in import

834g

 

719g

PG

6y 6m

NPP 4y

ADnilWith 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 offender - role was to deliver drugs and would receive some cocaine as payment.

Provided assistance - good rehabilitation in gaol - father dying of cancer.

Smith

(22)

NSWCCA

20.8.1998

Import444.3gPG

3y 6m

NPP 2y

(assistance)

ADnil

Cocaine found in two bags - financial gain only.

Female from America.

Issue on appeal was parity only.

Watson

(29)

NSWCCA

18.9.1998

Attempt possess1.43kgPG

9y

NPP 6y

ADminor and unrelated - treated as first offender

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

 

 

Import

384.8g

 

 

403.7g

PG

 

 

PG

8y

NPP 3y

 

8y

NPP 3y

AD

Nil

 

 

Nil

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

Foreign nationals

Barrientos

[1999] NSWCCA 1

 

Co-accused:

FANEITE (1998)

Knowingly concerned in importation1553.6gVG

8y

NPP 4y 8m

AA

7y 6m

NPP 4y 8m

nil

Controlled delivery of shoes containing cocaine - just above courier.

Venezuelan

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

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 offender - 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 factsPG

10y

NPP 6y 3m

ADnilCourier intercepted by police on arrival from Colombia with cocaine in luggage - courier delivered to offender in controlled delivery - 2.796kg (pure) imported

Blanco

(22)

(1999) 106 A Crim R 303

NSWCCA

Knowingly concerned in import341.2gPG

12y

NPP 8y

AA

10y 6m

NPP 7y

(delay in charging)

minorWell above courier - recruited co-offender to bring in drugs from Bolivia.

Ocampo- Campuzano

[1999] NSWCCA 179

Import844.6gPG

8y

NPP 5y

ADnot stated

Courier - drugs found in bottom of suitcase.

Colombian citizen - family overseas threatened by principal

Cajuires

(52)

[1999] NSWCCA 282

Import712.49gPG

8y 6m

NPP 6y 6m

AA

7y

NPP 4y 6m

nil

Courier - drugs found in lining of backpack.

Guatemalan living in USA.

Acosta

(55)

[1999] NSWCCA 334

Import1.879kgVG

8y

NPP 6y

AA

8y

NPP 5y

nil

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

AD Received package from Colombia.

J Restrepo

(28)

 

 

 

A Restrepo

 

(1999) 108 A Crim R 150

(QCA)

Att possess

 

 

 

 

Possess

1.5kg

 

 

 

 

750g

PG

12y

NPP 5y

 

 

 

10y

4y 6m

AA

10y

NPP 4y

 

 

9y

NPP 3y 6m

Lengthy record for less serious offences

 

 

Lesser record

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

Import1.5663kgPG

7y 6m

NPP 5y

ADinsignificantDrugs brought into Australia in pockets of offender's jeans and track pants from Caribbean – arrangements made for offender 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 - rejected claim drugs for personal use but accepted drug addiction - dealt with as principal - organised purchase of drugs in South America intending to use some cocaine and sell remainder

Toro-Martinez

(2000) 114 A Crim R 533

NSWCCA

Knowingly concerned in import655.2gPG

3y 6m

NPP 2y

Crown AA

6y

NPP 3y

no priors

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

Import1.2708kgPG

8y

NPP 3y 6m

ADnilFemale - 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 offender - 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

AD Received cocaine hidden in projector sent from Buenos Aries - relatively senior level of involvement.

DLH

(52)

[2000] NSWCCA 376

Knowingly concerned in import1.153.4gPG

4y

NPP 12m

Crown ADnil

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

924.5gPG

10y

NPP 6y

 

10y

NPP 6y

(concurrent)

ADnil

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 import344.4gPG

3y

NPP 18m

Crown AA

4y 6m

NPP 2y 9m

not unfavourable

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)

Import614.4gPG

9y

NPP 5y

ADnil relevant

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

Import513.7g

PG

(37.5% plea and assist)

3y 9m

NPP 2y 6m

Crown ADnil

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

7y 6m

NPP 4y 6m

AA

6y

NPP 4y

nil

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

79g

PG

(25% on appeal)

5y

NPP 3y 6m

 

 

FT 12m (concurrent)

AA

4y

NPP 2y 6m

appalling record - 3 major drug offences

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 importation1,306.8gVG

10y

NPP 7y

AA

10y

NPP 6y

first custodial sentence

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

 

Co-offender:

HAMZY

Knowingly concerned import

 

Knowingly concerned import

772.6g

 

 

 

713.6g

PG

8y

NPP 3y 6m

Crown AA

7y

 

 

4y 6m

 

Total

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

Import

162.7g

(net)

PG

6y 6m

NPP 4y 3m

ADnil

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 import114.5gVG

6y

NPP 4y

ADsupply drugs

Cocaine concealed in a car radio cassette player sent from United States in parcel intercepted by customs – controlled delivery - offender took 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

 

Co-Offender:

KEYS

Knowingly concerned importation

 

Knowingly concerned importation

772.6g

 

 

 

713.69g

PG

(10%)

9y

NPP 5y 6m

Crown AA

9y

 

 

4y 6m

 

Total

13y 6m

NPP 8y

On bail for supply offences

Initiator and director of two importations while in US – absconded - voluntarily returned to Australia to face charges

Disadvantaged background.

Tramontano

(2002) 131 A Crim R 1

NTCCA

Import

 

Import less trafficable qty heroin

449.4g

 

1.4g

VG

7y

NPP 3y 9m

 

2m

(concurrent)

ADNilDrugs 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

208.9gPG

4y 6m

NPP 2y

Crown AA

7y

NPP 4y

nilFound 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 possess101.8g

PG

(25%)

4y 9m

NPP 3y

ADminor

Arranged for delivery of package to studio - arrested after picking up package - courier

Good subjective evidence - remorse

Gallego

[2002] NSWCCA 529

Import1114.9gPG

8y 6m

NPP 5y 6m

ADnil known

Imported drugs in golf bag - assume no higher than courier

Spanish national

Vasquez

[2003] NSWCCA 94

Knowingly concerned in importation649.5gPG

9y

NPP 6y

AD Drugs 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

Possess cocaine

 

 

Attempt possess heroin

1,307g

 

 

 

311.9g

PG

(20% on appeal for assist and other matters)

6y

NPP 3y 2m

 

 

6y

NPP 3y 2m

(concurrent)

Crown AA

8y

NPP 4y

 

6y

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 offender for controlled delivery – involvement similar to that of courier

Karipidis

(21)

[2003] NSWCCA 168

Knowingly concerned in importationSee factsPG

8y

NPP 4y 10m

AA

7y 10m

NPP 4y 10m

Significant

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-offenderVG

12y

NPP 8y

ADNot stated

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

7y 6m

NPP 5y

AD

Nil

 

 

Nil

Imported 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

10y

 

 

 

6y 9m

 

 

4y

 

Total:

13y 6m

NPP 8y

Crown ADImprisoned in Germany for similar offence – these offences committed 10m after releaseCocaine 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 amountVG

8y

NPP 5y

ADNilCocaine hidden in packages sent from Caribbean

Marcus

[2004] VSCA 155

Import

 

 

Import

 

Trafficking

33g

 

 

2.5oz

PG

5y

 

 

4y

 

3y

 

Total:

6y

NPP 4y

AA

4y 6m

 

2y

 

1y

 

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 possess391.7gPG

7y

NPP 4y 6m

ADNil

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

PG

(see facts)

7y

NPP 4y 2m

 

5y 10m

(concurrent)

ADNil

POST 16G REPEAL

Female - accepted money to import powder from South Africa in shoes and on sanitary pad – didn't know what powder was – substantial discount for 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

 

Co-offender:

KING

JULES

Import140.3g

PG

(40% assist and plea on appeal)

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 2kgVG

6y

NPP 4y

ADnil

Drugs sent in packages from Mexico through UPS delivery system - second in charge at UPS warehouse – job 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

Attempt possess

 

 

Attempt possess

190.3g

 

 

195.8g

PG

9y

NPP 6y

 

9y

NPP 6y

(concurrent)

ADNil – dishonest dealings with Immigration

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 import1.9334kgVG

12y

NPP 9y

 Prior convictions

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

Delay in prosecution

King

[2006] NSWCCA 110

 

Co-offender:

PP

JULES

Import215.6g

PG

(20%)

7y

NPP 4y 4m

AA

6y 6m

NPP 4y

Nil

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.

Paliwala

(28)

(2006) 153 A Crim R 451

NSWCCA

Import384.9gPG

9y

NPP 5y 6m

ADNil

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 poss192.5gVG

9y

NPP 4y 6m

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

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

 

 

4.519kg

PG

(20%)

 

 

PG

(20%)

6y 11m

NPP 4y 6m

 

 

10y 9m

NPP 6y 6m

 

2y 4m

NPP 1y 9m

 

Total

10y 9m

NPP 7y 3m

AD

 

 

 

AD

Minor – breached bond

 

Nil

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

 

Co-offender:

PP

KING

Import

520.1g

(76% pure)

PG

(20%)

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.

Michel

[2007] NSWCCA 337

 

Co-offenders:

VIERA (2006)

TEEHAN (2006)

Conspiracy to import601.6g

PG

(20%)

14y

NPP 8y 9m

ADPrevious drug conviction for same offence – breached parole.

POST 16G REPEAL

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

 

NB: Previous drug conviction for same offence – s.235(1)(c) increased maximum penalty to life

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 possess183.9g

PG

(50% plea and assist)

3y 6m

NPP 2y

Crown ADNil

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 possess296.9gVG

10y

NPP 6y

AA

8y

NPP 4y 9m

Nil

POST 16G REPEAL

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

Last updated: 7/8/2017

 

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