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Section 124 Customs Act 1901
Failing to Account for Missing Goods

Section 124 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Failing to Account for Missing Goods and is extracted below.

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124 Master or pilot to account for missing goods

(1) The master of every ship and the pilot of every aircraft after clearance shall:

(a) on demand by an officer produce the Certificate of Clearance;
(b) account to the satisfaction of the Collector for any goods specified or referred to in the Outward Manifest and not on board his or her ship or aircraft.

Penalty: 100 penalty units.

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

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

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