Customs Act 1901

PART XIII - PENAL PROVISIONS  

Division 3 - Recovery of Pecuniary Penalties for Dealings in Narcotic Goods  

SECTION 243D   243D   PRESUMPTION OF ILLEGALITY OF IMPORTATION  
Where, in a proceeding under section 243B against a person, the Court is satisfied that the narcotic goods in relation to which the person is alleged to have engaged in a prescribed narcotics dealing or in prescribed narcotics dealings are goods reasonably suspected of having been imported into Australia in contravention of this Act, the Court shall, for the purposes of the proceeding, treat the narcotic goods as narcotic goods which have been imported into Australia in contravention of this Act unless it is established to the satisfaction of the Court that the narcotic goods were not imported into Australia or were not imported into Australia in contravention of this Act.




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