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Drugs - Pseudoephedrine - Supply Ephedrine

 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985

s.25(2) Supply Commercial Quantity Prohibited Drug

Maximum penalty (s.33)         20 years (commercial quantity)
                                                 Life (large commercial quantity)

Commercial Quantity               1.25kg

Large Commercial Qty              5 kg

SNPP Commercial Qty              10y

SNPP Large Commercial Qty    15y

Case
(age if known)

OffenceAmountPleaPriorsSentenceAppealFacts

Wat

(65)

[2017] NSWCCA 62

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-offender:

CHU

Supply lge comm 218,764.5g

PG

(25%)

Nil

15y

NPP 10y

AA

12y

NPP 9y

SNPP: 15 Years

Part of syndicate importing ephedrine into Australia to be on-supplied - travelled from Hong Kong - registered  company that received consignment of pots imported from China containing drugs – kept at storage unit which offender and co-offender attended daily – role as senior executive vital to scheme - planning and financial gain - sophisticated, well-organised operation, conducted by transnational crime syndicate – offered equivalent of AU$50,000

Financially motivated - good character - unlikely to re-offend - good prospects of rehabilitation

CCA - parity with co-offender

Chu

(59)

[2016] NSWDC 324 (Berman SC DCJ)

 

 

 

Co-offender:

WAT

Supply lge comm 156.53kg

PG

(25%)

Nil

10y

NPP 7y

 

SNPP: 15 Years

Part of syndicate importing ephedrine into Australia to be on-supplied – with co-offender rented storage unit – completed storer's details section of agreement – in charge of making sure drugs arrived safely - promised payment of $10,000 - lesser role that co-offender although more than a mere labourer

Financial gain to support family

 

Last Updated: 20/6/2017