Receiving or Possessing Property

Section 7 of the Drugs Misuse Act makes it an offence to receive or possess property, other than a dangerous drug, obtained directly or indirectly from the supply or trafficking of dangerous drugs.

Furthermore, it is an offence to receive or possess property obtained directly or indirectly from activities outside Queensland that would have constituted trafficking or supply had they been committed in Queensland.

It is an element of this offence that the property was obtained knowing or believing the property was obtained through the commission of those crimes.

It is also a crime under this section for anyone to receive payments for a mortgage or a pledge if they know or believe that the property came from the proceeds of supplying or trafficking drugs.

Furthermore, in relevant circumstances, the prosecution only needs to show that the defendant has aided in concealing or disposing of the property.

The maximum penalty is 20 years imprisonment.

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