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Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

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Schedule 1Controlled Drugs: Variation of Punishments for Certain Offences under Tins Act

1Section 50(4), 68(3) and 170(3) of this Act shall have effect in a case where the goods in respect of which the offence referred to in that subsection was committed were a Class A drug or a Class B drug as if for the words from " shall be liable " onwards there were substituted the following words, that is to say— shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a penalty of the prescribed sum or of three times the value of the goods, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both ;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a penalty of any amount, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years, or to both..

2Section 50(4), 68(3) and 170(3) of this Act shall have effect in a case where the goods in respect of which the offence referred to in that subsection was committed were a Class C drug as if for the words from " shall be liable " onwards there were substituted the following words, that is to say— shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction in Great Britain, to a penalty of three times the value of the goods or £500, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to both ;

(b)on summary conviction in Northern Ireland, to a penalty of three times the value of the goods or £100, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both ;

(c)on conviction on indictment, to a penalty of any amount, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to both..

3In this Schedule " Class A drug ", " Class B drug " and " Class C drug " have the same meanings as in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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