Section 72.15 Criminal Code Act | Possessing Unmarked Plastic Explosives


The Legislation

Section 72.15 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Possessing Unmarked Plastic Explosives and is extracted below.

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72.15  Possessing unmarked plastic explosives etc.

(1)  A person commits an offence if:

(a)  the person possesses a substance; and

(b)  the substance is a plastic explosive; and

(c)  the plastic explosive breaches a marking requirement; and

(d)  the possession is not authorised under section 72.18, 72.19, 72.20, 72.21, 72.22 or 72.23.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

(2)  The fault element for paragraph (1)(b) is recklessness.

(3)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(c) and (d).

Note 1:       For the marking requirements, see section 72.33.

Note 2:       For defences, see section 72.16.