Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 4 - THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  

Division 73 - People smuggling and related offences  

Subdivision B - Document offences related to people smuggling and unlawful entry into foreign countries  

SECTION 73.11   73.11   Taking possession of or destroying another person ' s travel or identity document  
A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:


(a) the first person takes possession of, or destroys, a travel or identity document that applies to another person (the other person ); and


(b) the first person does so intending to conceal the other person ' s identity or nationality; and


(c) at the time of doing so, the first person intends to organise or facilitate the entry of the other person into a foreign country:


(i) having obtained, or with the intention of obtaining, whether directly or indirectly, a benefit to organise or facilitate that entry; and

(ii) where the entry of the other person into the foreign country would not comply with the requirements under that country ' s law for entry into the country.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.




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