Section 309.13 Criminal Code Act | Procuring Children for Importing Drugs

The Legislation

Section 309.13 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Procuring Children for Importing Drugs and is extracted below.

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309.13 Procuring children for importing or exporting border controlled drugs or border controlled plants
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person procures an individual to import or export a substance; and
(b) the individual is a child; and
(c) the substance is a border controlled drug or border controlled plant.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years or 5,000 penalty units, or both.
(2) Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(b).
(3) The fault element for paragraph (1)(c) is recklessness.
(4) Subsection (1) does not apply if the person proves that he or she neither intended, nor believed that another person intended, to sell any of the border controlled drug or any of the border controlled plant or its products.
Note 1: A defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matters in subsection (4) (see section 13.4).
Note 2: A person who does not commit an offence against this section because he or she proves the matters in subsection (4) may, however, have committed an offence against section 309.2 (supplying controlled drugs to children).