10 Illicit drug offences

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Division 10 - Illicit drug offences

The possessing, selling, dealing or trafficking, importing or exporting, manufacturing or cultivating 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.

This division is disaggregated into subdivisions 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


Offences involving the misuse or illegal obtaining of licit drugs. These are coded to Group 1626, Licit drug offences.

Prescription drug fraud. These are coded to 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.

Illicit drug theft. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.

Administer illicit drugs or poison to a person. These are coded to Group 0299, Other acts intended to cause injury, nec.

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