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Section 307.3 Criminal Code Act 1995
Importing or Exporting Border Controlled Drugs

Section 307.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Importing or Exporting Border ControlledDrugs and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

307.3 Importing and exporting border controlled drugs or border controlled plants

(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person imports or exports a substance; and
(b) the substance is a border controlled drug or border controlled plant.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years or 2,000 penalty units, or both.

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

(3) 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: A defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3) (see section 13.4).


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