Customs Act 1901

PART XII - OFFICERS  

Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision B - General regulatory powers  

SECTION 191   SEALS ETC. NOT TO BE BROKEN  

191(1)  


No fastening, lock, mark, or seal placed by an officer upon any goods or upon any door hatchway opening or place upon any ship, aircraft or installation shall be opened, altered, broken or erased whilst the goods upon which the fastening, lock, mark, or seal is placed or which are intended to be secured thereby shall remain subject to customs control.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

191(2)  


Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

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

191(3)  


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

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




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