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Customs Act 1901 (Cth)s.233B(1) - import prohibited drugs.235(2)(d) - maximum penalty - 25yCommercial quantity - 500g(repealed 6.12.2005)
Criminal Code (Cth)s.307.2 - import marketable quantitys.307.6 - possess marketable quantity unlawful imports.307.9 - possess marketable quantity reasonably suspected unlawful importMaximum penalty - 25yCommercial quantity - 500gMarketable quantity - 0.5g
import 1kg cocaine to Japan.
10yNPP 7y 6m
Imported drug internally - to be paid $5,000 for importation.French.
(1997) 149 A Crim R 488
Possess prohibited import
Drugs imported in photo album - Received in Victoria and taken to appellant in NSW - middlemanSome assistance of little value
2 x Import
166.77g MDMA (pure)165.09g MDEA (pure)
minor - treated as irrelevant
Tablets concealed in suitcase. Some assistance but of limited value.Long-standing depressive illness.
2 x Knowingly concerned in importation
16.3g MDMA (pure)315.1g MDP-2-MB (pure)
7yNPP 4y 6m
Involved as financier.Vulnerable period of life.
NSW CCA 26.7.1999
Israeli national brought in drugs in suitcase and ingested. Courier to be paid $7,000.Prior good character - supporting ill mother.
NSW CCA 9.9.1999
Conspiracy to import
possession and self administer ignored
3y 6mNPP 2y 3m
Posted drug from Germany while travelling there for other purposes.Impressive work record; supports six children.
NSW CCA 16.9.1999
prior record - no drugs
7yNPP 4y 8m
AA6yNPP 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 15.12.1999
2 x Attempt export
324.8g (pure)18.8g (pure)
7y 6mNPP 4y 6m
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.
NSW CCA 14.3.2000
Knowingly concerned in importation
Priors for possession and cultivation
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.
NSW CCA 14.7.2000
Knowingly concerned in import
3y PDsuspended after 12m
Picked up drugs from post box and delivered to supplier for $1,000.Assistance to police. Exceptional circumstances.
NSW CCA 11.5.2001
Attempt obtain possession of prohibited drug
Package delivered to appellant's address - passed on to co-offenders.Good character evidence.
NSW CCA 21.5.2001
6yNPP 4y 6m
AA6yNPP 3y 7m
Controlled delivery of drugs to applicant.Refugee from Sierra Leone - remorse - low level operative - raising money to bring sister to Australia.
NSW CCA 28.9.2001
8yNPP 4y 9m
Imported drugs on body - treated as importer not mere courier.Attempted to assist police in controlled delivery - German - Contrition
NSW CCA 27.8.2002
5y 3mNPP 3y 6m
Imported drugs in suitcase - Female
NSW CCA 5.3.2003
Imported drugs on person - Male
Post Repeal s.16G
NSW CCA 4.7.2005
Aid and abet import
AA6yNPP 3y 9m
Agreed to be post box for tablets imported in hair products - addict in debt
NSW CCA 20.10.2006
Import cannabis resin
Concealed drugs in snow skis - organisor of scheme.
NSW CCA 27.6.2007
6y 5mNPP 4y
Ecstasy concealed in package - principal involved in organising consignment and attempting to collect goods