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Drugs - Cannabis Resin - Import Commercial Quantity

 

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


Customs Act 1901 (Cth)
s.233B(1) - import prohibited drug
s.235(2)(c) - maximum penalty - life
Commercial quantity - 50kg
(repealed 6.12.2005)
Criminal Code (Cth)
s.307.1 - import commercial quantity
s.307.5 - possess commercial quantity unlawful import
s.307.8 - possess commercial quantity reasonably suspected unlawful import
Maximum penalty - life
Commercial quantity - 50kg

CaseOffenceAmountPleaPriorsSentenceAppealFacts

Dumbrell


NSW CCA
9.5.1997

Conspiracy to import

5 tonnes (street value $75 million)

PG

13y
NPP 9y

AD

Principal of organising syndicate. Made arrangements with overseas syndicate for supply.
Co-offender Spink received 9y / NPP 6y 5m (PG; assistance to authorities)

Saxon


(1996) 86 A Crim R 353
(Supreme Court sentence)

NSW CCA
31.10.1997

Import

3 x Supply lge comm. qty resin
Monet laundering
2 x Possess traff qty resin
3 x Proceeds of crime

10 tonnes

PG

Import:
14y

Total:
24y
NPP 16y

AD

Purchased and arranged for importation of resin by ship - picked up by smaller boat and transferred to land by appellant - sold 25kg, 20kg and 60kg to co-offender over several months - sole 9964kg to wholesale distributors over 10mths - millions of dollars transferred overseas - on arrest found in possession of 2kg and 4 kg cannabis, money, gold and diamonds

YZ


NSW CCA [263]
27.8.1999

Conspiracy import

PG

not stated

9y
NPP 6y 6m

Crown AA
10y
NPP 7y 6m

Facts not outlined in case.
Failure to give promised assistance.

Pimental


(1999) 110 A Crim R 30

Knowingly concerned

10 tonnes

VG

Three prior drug convictions in Germany

6y
NPP 3y 9m

Crown AD

Part of crew on boat that attempted to import drugs from Amsterdam into Australia - willing participant once became aware of drugs during journey