Section 192 Customs Act 1901 | Breaking Seals when Bound for Another Cwth Country


Section 192 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Breaking Seals when Bound for Another Cwth Country and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

192 Seals etc. on ship or aircraft in port bound to another port within Commonwealth

(1) No fastening, lock, mark, or seal placed by an officer upon any goods or upon any door, hatchway, opening, or place for the purpose of securing any stores upon any ship or aircraft which has arrived in any port or airport from parts beyond the seas and which is bound to any other port or airport within the Commonwealth shall be opened, altered, broken, or erased; and if any ship or aircraft enters any port or airport with any such fastening, lock, mark, or seal opened, altered, broken, or erased contrary to this section, the master or pilot shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Penalty: 50 penalty units.

(2) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note: For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to an opening, alteration, breaking or erasure by authority.

Note: For by authority, see subsection 4(1).