Section 27B Summary Offences Act – Trafficking into Place of Detention


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The Legislation

Section 27B of the Summary Offences Act 1998 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Trafficking into Place of Detention and is stated below.

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27B Trafficking

(1) A person must not, without lawful authority, bring or attempt by any means whatever to introduce into any place of detention any spirituous or fermented liquor. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 6 months or 10 penalty units, or both.

(2) A person must not, without lawful authority, bring or attempt by any means whatever to introduce into any place of detention any poison listed in Appendix D of Schedule Four, or in Schedule Eight, to the Poisons List in force under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 2 years or 20 penalty units, or both.

(3) Section 40 of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 applies to proceedings for an offence under subsection (2) in the same way as it applies to legal proceedings under that Act.

(4) A person must not, without lawful authority, bring or attempt by any means whatever to introduce into any place of detention a quantity of any prohibited drug or prohibited plant within the meaning of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 that constitutes a small quantity (or constitutes less than a small quantity) of the drug or plant concerned within the meaning of that Act. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 2 years or 50 penalty units, or both.

(5) Section 43 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 applies to proceedings for an offence under subsection (4) in the same way as it applies to legal proceedings under that Act.

(6) (Repealed)