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Section 73.11 Criminal Code Act 1995
Taking or Destroying Travel or Identity Documents

Section 73.11 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Taking or Destroying Travel or Identity Documents and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

73.11  Taking possession of or destroying another person’s travel or identity document

A person (the first person) is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the first person takes possession of, or destroys, a travel or identity document that applies to another person (the other person); and

(b)  the first person does so intending to conceal the other person’s identity or nationality; and

(c)  at the time of doing so, the first person intends to organise or facilitate the entry of the other person into a foreign country:

(i)  having obtained, or with the intention of obtaining, whether directly or indirectly, a benefit to organise or facilitate that entry; and

(ii)  where the entry of the other person into the foreign country would not comply with the requirements under that country’s law for entry into the country.

Penalty:            Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

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