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Contents >> Chapter 3: Definitions >> 10 Illicit Drug Offences

Division 10 - Illicit Drug Offences

The possession, sale, dealing or trafficking, importing or exporting, manufacture or cultivation of drugs or other substances prohibited under legislation.

The term drug is used to describe narcotics, opiates, hallucinogens and any other substance prohibited under legal control, excluding alcohol and tobacco.

This division is disaggregated on the basis of the type of drug activity involved.

Offences in this division are classified into the following subdivisions:

    101 Import or Export Illicit Drugs
    102 Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs
    103 Manufacture or Cultivate Illicit Drugs
    104 Possess and/or Use Illicit Drugs
    109 Other Illicit Drug Offences

    Exclusions
    :
    Offences involving the misuse or illegal obtaining of licit drugs. These are coded to Group 1626, Licit Drug Offences
    Prescription drug fraud. This is coded to Group 0914, Prescription Drug Fraud
    Illicit drug theft. This is coded to Group 0829, Theft (Except Motor Vehicles), nec
    The administration of illicit drugs or a poison to a person. This is coded to Group 0299, Acts Intended to Cause Injury, nec


Subdivision 101 - Import Or Export Illicit Drugs

The importing of illicit drugs or controlled substances into Australia, or the exporting of illicit drugs or controlled substances from Australia.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of whether illicit drugs are imported or exported.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1011 Import Illicit Drugs
    1012 Export Illicit Drugs

    1011 Import Illicit Drugs
    Actions intended to result in the importing of illicit drugs or controlled substances into Australia.

      Inclusions
      :
      Drug couriers involved in importing illicit drugs
    1012 Export Illicit Drugs
    Actions intended to result in the exporting of illicit drugs or controlled substances from Australia.

      Inclusions
      :
      Drug couriers involved in exporting illicit drugs


Subdivision 102 - Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs

The supply or purchase of an illicit drug or controlled substance of any quantity, or the possession of an illicit drug or controlled substance where the amount involved is deemed to be of a quantity for commercial activity.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of whether commercial or non-commercial quantities of drugs or controlled substances are trafficked. Where the quantity is not known code to the Subdivision level.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1021 Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs - Commercial Quantity
    1022 Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs - Non-Commercial Quantity

    1021 Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs - Commercial Quantity
    The supply, purchase or possession of an illicit drug or controlled substance, where the amount involved is deemed to be of a quantity for commercial activity.
    1022 Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs - Non-Commercial Quantity
    The supply or purchase of an illicit drug or controlled substance, where the amount involved is deemed to be of a quantity for personal use rather than commercial activity.


Subdivision 103 - Manufacture or Cultivate Illicit Drugs

Actions intended to result in the manufacture of controlled substances or growing of plants used to make illicit drugs.

This subdivision is not further disaggregated.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following group:

    1031 Manufacture or Cultivate Illicit Drugs

    1031 Manufacture or Cultivate Illicit Drugs
    Actions intended to result in the manufacture of controlled substances or growing of plants used to make illicit drugs.


Subdivision 104 - Possess And/Or Use Illicit Drugs

The possession of a non-commercial quantity and/or use of an illicit drug or other controlled substance.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of possession and use of non-commercial quantities of illicit drugs or other controlled substances.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1041 Possess Illicit Drug
    1042 Use Illicit Drug

    Exclusions
    :
    Possess commercial/traffickable quantity of illicit drug. This is coded to Subdivision 102, Deal or Traffic in Illicit Drugs
    1041 Possess Illicit Drug
    The possession of a non-commercial quantity of an illicit drug or controlled substance for which possession or use is prohibited under legislation.

      Exclusions
      :
      Use or self-administration of an illicit drug or controlled substance. This is coded to Group 1042, Use Illicit Drug
    1042 Use Illicit Drug
    The use of an illicit drug or controlled substance, the possession or self-administration of which is prohibited under legislation.

      Exclusions
      :
      Possession only of an illicit drug or controlled substance. This is coded to Group 1041, Possess Illicit Drug
      Administration of an illicit drug or controlled substance to another person. This is coded to Group 0299, Acts Intended to Cause Injury, nec


Subdivision 109 - Other Illicit Drug Offences

Other illicit drug offences not elsewhere classified in Division 10 Illicit Drug Offences.

This subdivision is not further disaggregated.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following group:

    1099 Illicit Drug Offences, nec

    1099 Illicit Drug Offences, nec
    Other illicit drug offences not elsewhere classified in Division 10 Illicit Drug Offences.

      Inclusions
      :
      Possess money with intent to obtain drugs
      Possess pipes, syringes, other utensils associated with the use of drugs
      Permit premises to be used for taking, selling or distributing of drugs
      Fail to keep register for drugs of addiction

      Exclusions
      :
      Possess money from sale of illicit drugs. This is coded to Group 0831, Receiving or Handling Proceeds of Crime





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