Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 10.5 - Postal services  

Division 471 - Postal offences  

Subdivision A - General postal offences  

SECTION 471.10   Hoaxes - explosives and dangerous substances  

A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person causes an article to be carried by a postal or similar service; and

(b) the person does so with the intention of inducing a false belief that:

(i) the article consists of, encloses or contains an explosive or a dangerous or harmful substance or thing; or

(ii) an explosive, or a dangerous or harmful substance or thing, has been or will be left in any place.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

To avoid doubt, the definition of carry by post in section 470.1 does not apply to this section.

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