Section 33C Customs Act 1901 | Obstructing Commonwealth Property in Customs Place


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Section 33C of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Obstructing Commonwealth Property in Customs Place and is extracted below.

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33C Obstructing or interfering with Commonwealth property in a Customs place

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person intentionally obstructs or interferes with the operation of a thing; and
(b) the thing belongs to the Commonwealth; and
(c) the thing is located in a Customs place.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

(2) Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(b).

Note: For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code.

(3) In this section:

Customs place has the same meaning as in section 183UA.