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Drugs - MDMA (Ecstasy) - Import Less than Commercial Quantity

Customs Act 1901 (Cth)
s.233B(1) - import prohibited drug
s.235(2)(d) - maximum penalty - 25y
Commercial quantity - 500g
(repealed 6.12.2005)

Criminal Code (Cth)
s.307.2 - import marketable quantity
s.307.6 - possess marketable quantity unlawful import
s.307.9 - possess marketable quantity reasonably suspected unlawful import
Maximum penalty - 25y
Commercial quantity - 500g
Marketable quantity - 0.5g

 

CaseOffenceAmountPleaRecordResultAppealFacts

Dizel
(38)


NSW CCA
23.8.1996

Import

40.9g (pure)

PG

import 1kg cocaine to Japan.

10y
NPP 7y 6m

AD

Imported drug internally - to be paid $5,000 for importation.
French.

Dinic


(1997) 149 A Crim R 488

Possess prohibited import

159.4g (pure)

PG

Not stated

5y
NPP 3y

AD

Drugs imported in photo album - Received in Victoria and taken to appellant in NSW - middleman
Some assistance of little value

Bushell
(37)


NSW CCA
7.8.1998

2 x Import

166.77g MDMA (pure)
165.09g MDEA (pure)

VG

minor - treated as irrelevant

7y
NPP 4y

AD

Tablets concealed in suitcase. Some assistance but of limited value.
Long-standing depressive illness.

Bourel


NSW CCA
11.12.1998

2 x Knowingly concerned in importation

16.3g MDMA (pure)
315.1g MDP-2-MB (pure)

VG

nil relevant

7y
NPP 4y 6m

AD

Involved as financier.
Vulnerable period of life.

Benais
(27)


NSW CCA [236]
26.7.1999

Import

61g (pure)

PG

nil

6y
NPP 3y

AD

Israeli national brought in drugs in suitcase and ingested. Courier to be paid $7,000.
Prior good character - supporting ill mother.

Blakeman
(41)


NSW CCA [415]
9.9.1999

Conspiracy to import

25.4g (pure)

VG

possession and self administer ignored

3y 6m
NPP 2y 3m

AD

Posted drug from Germany while travelling there for other purposes.
Impressive work record; supports six children.

Spillane
(44)


NSW CCA [280]
16.9.1999

Import

447.3g (pure)

PG

prior record - no drugs

7y
NPP 4y 8m

AA
6y
NPP 3y 6m

Irish national brought into Australia tablets in suitcase. Intoxicated at time. Courier.
Chronic alcoholic. Some co-operation with police.

Van den Akker


NSW CCA [426]
15.12.1999

2 x Attempt export

324.8g (pure)
18.8g (pure)

PG

Nil

7y 6m
NPP 4y 6m

AD

Female searched while boarding flight to Indonesia. Taking tablets to Holland for $5,000.
On appeal decided makes no difference that appellant exporting not importing. More culpable than courier.

Capper


NSW CCA [63]
14.3.2000

Knowingly concerned in importation

167.1g (pure)

PG

Priors for possession and cultivation

5y
NPP 3y

AD

Took delivery of postal item to hold in custody of someone else. To be paid $2,500.
Sole parent of 2 children as mother hospitalised for mental illness. Children made ward of state.

Robertson
(22)


NSW CCA [266]
14.7.2000

Knowingly concerned in import

167g (pure)

PG

nil

3y PD
suspended after 12m

Crown AD

Picked up drugs from post box and delivered to supplier for $1,000.
Assistance to police. Exceptional circumstances.

Pejovski


NSW CCA [182]
11.5.2001

Attempt obtain possession of prohibited drug

214.4g (pure)

VG

insignificant record

6y
NPP 4y

AA
6y
NPP 3y 6m

Package delivered to appellant's address - passed on to co-offenders.
Good character evidence.

Meloh
(35)


NSW CCA [211]
21.5.2001

Knowingly concerned in importation

471.5g (pure)

PG

6y
NPP 4y 6m

AA
6y
NPP 3y 7m

Controlled delivery of drugs to applicant.
Refugee from Sierra Leone - remorse - low level operative - raising money to bring sister to Australia.

Schmakowski
(43)


NSW CCA [395]
28.9.2001

Import

410g (pure)

PG

nil

8y
NPP 4y 9m

AD

Imported drugs on body - treated as importer not mere courier.
Attempted to assist police in controlled delivery - German - Contrition

Muradian


NSW CCA [371]
27.8.2002

Import

452.9g (pure)

VG

5y 3m
NPP 3y 6m

AD

Imported drugs in suitcase - Female

Nai Poon


NSW CCA [42]
5.3.2003

Import

339.2g (pure)

PG

7y
NPP 4y

AD

Imported drugs on person - Male


 

 

Post Repeal s.16G

CaseOffenceAmountPleaRecordSentenceAppealFacts

Tsiaousis
(33)


NSW CCA [240]
4.7.2005

Aid and abet import

290g (pure)

PG

Insignificant

8y
NPP 5y

AA
6y
NPP 3y 9m

Agreed to be post box for tablets imported in hair products - addict in debt

White
(62)


NSW CCA [340]
20.10.2006

Import

463.4g
(101.4g pure)

PG

Import cannabis resin

10y
NPP 6y

AD

Concealed drugs in snow skis - organisor of scheme.

Calderwood


NSW CCA [180]
27.6.2007

Import

99.1g (pure)

VG

6y 5m
NPP 4y

AD

Ecstasy concealed in package - principal involved in organising consignment and attempting to collect goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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