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Section 72.17 Criminal Code Act 1995
Packaging of Unmarked Plastic Explosives

Section 72.17 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Packaging of Unmarked Plastic Explosives and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

72.17  Packaging requirements for plastic explosives

(1)  A person commits an offence if:

(a)  the person manufactures a substance; and

(b)  the substance is a plastic explosive; and

(c)  within 24 hours after the manufacture of the plastic explosive, the person does not cause the plastic explosive to be contained, enclosed or packaged in a wrapper with:

(i)  the expression “PLASTIC EXPLOSIVE” (in upper-case lettering); and

(ii)  the date of manufacture of the plastic explosive; and

(iii)  if the plastic explosive is of a prescribed type—that type; and

(iv)  if the plastic explosive contains a detection agent for the purpose of meeting the first marking requirement—the name of the detection agent; and

(v)  if the plastic explosive contains a detection agent for the purpose of meeting the first marking requirement—the concentration of the detection agent in the plastic explosive at the time of manufacture, expressed as a percentage by mass;

legibly displayed on the outer surface of the wrapper.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

(2)        The fault element for paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) is recklessness.

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