Customs Act 1901

PART XIII - PENAL PROVISIONS  

Division 2 - Penalties  

SECTION 231   ASSEMBLY FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSES  

231(1)  


All persons to the number of 2 or more assembled with the intention of -


(a) importing prohibited imports; or


(b) smuggling; or


(c) preventing the seizure, or rescuing after seizure, of any prohibited imports or smuggled goods,

commit an offence punishable upon conviction by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 2 years.

231(2)  


This section does not apply to, or in relation to, narcotic goods.

231(2A)  
This section does not apply to, or in relation to, unmarked plastic explosives.

Note:

Section 72.13 of the Criminal Code creates an offence of importing or exporting unmarked plastic explosives.

231(3)  


An offence against this section is punishable upon summary conviction.

Note: Most offences dealing with the importation and exportation of narcotic goods are located in Part 9.1 of the Criminal Code .




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