Penalties for Importing Commercial Quantity of Methamphetamine or ‘Ice’

  It is reported that two men and a woman aged in their late 30’s have allegedly been involved in the drug importation of 1.6 tonnes of methamphetamine valued at over $1 billion. From the three charged, a male and a female were customs agents, and trusted insiders who the police believe used their positions ...continue reading

Penalties and Defences for Importing Cocaine into Australia

  Authorities have managed to uncover drugs concealed within aluminium alloy ingots in September, located at the Sydney Container Examination Facility. Hidden inside the aluminium ingots were over $104 million worth of cocaine. The drugs were concealed in a sophisticated way within more than 1,800 modified aluminium alloy ingots, which were imported from Mexico. Police ...continue reading

The Penalties for Importing Drugs into Australia

  It is reported that nearly 500kg of methylamphetamine worth $300m has been imported in 768 bottles of Sriracha chilli sauce. The ice was under the Australian Border Force (ABF) radar when it arrived in Australia from the US on 15 October. Upon arrival into Australia, the consignment was reported to have been allegedly accessed ...continue reading

An Outline of the Penalties for Importing Border-Controlled Drugs

  Saxophonist and sailor Craig Lembke has been found guilty by a Jury at the Newcastle District Court on Wednesday 23 October for the charge of importing a commercial quantity of cocaine. The 49-year-old man from Western Australia has now been known as the ‘cocaine Casanova’ after discovering that he was in a relationship with ...continue reading

The Law on Strip Searches in NSW

  Imagine a sniffer dog incorrectly indicates to police that you have drugs on you outside the entrance of a music festival, which causes police to form a suspicion you have illicit drugs on you, but you actually don’t. Imagine, then police escort you away in view of everyone watching this infold, and you are ...continue reading

Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

The Law on When Police Can Search Your Car Without a Warrant in NSW

The Case of DPP v Leonard [2001[ NSWSC A man from Dubbo NSW, Mr. Leonard was charged with supplying prohibited drug charges and 3 further charges of drug possession offences. The drug supply charges were on the basis that it was over the ‘traffickable’ quantity of cannabis. The matter proceeded to the Local Court for ...continue reading

What are the Defences and Penalties for Importing Drugs in Australia?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Each year, billions of dollars in illegal drugs circle the globe, driven by the demand of millions of users. And yet, while authorities have become more rigorous in intercepting these drugs and apprehending their suppliers, so too have drug smugglers become more inventive when it comes to methods ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

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