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Customs Act 1901 (Cth)s.233B(1) - import prohibited drugs.235(2)(c) - maximum penalty - lifeCommercial quantity - 50kg(repealed 6.12.2005)Criminal Code (Cth)s.307.1 - import commercial quantitys.307.5 - possess commercial quantity unlawful imports.307.8 - possess commercial quantity reasonably suspected unlawful importMaximum penalty - lifeCommercial quantity - 50kg
Conspiracy to import
5 tonnes (street value $75 million)
Principal of organising syndicate. Made arrangements with overseas syndicate for supply.Co-offender Spink received 9y / NPP 6y 5m (PG; assistance to authorities)
(1996) 86 A Crim R 353(Supreme Court sentence)NSW CCA31.10.1997
Import3 x Supply lge comm. qty resinMonet laundering2 x Possess traff qty resin3 x Proceeds of crime
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
NSW CCA 27.8.1999
9yNPP 6y 6m
Crown AA10yNPP 7y 6m
Facts not outlined in case.Failure to give promised assistance.
(1999) 110 A Crim R 30
Three prior drug convictions in Germany
6yNPP 3y 9m
Part of crew on boat that attempted to import drugs from Amsterdam into Australia - willing participant once became aware of drugs during journey