Trafficking in dangerous drugs is a crime under section 5 of the Drugs Misuse Act.

To constitute trafficking, the action must involve:

  1. Carrying on a business
  2. At least one act of trafficking

Carrying on a business involves an assessment as to the intention the defendant had when they trafficked the drugs.

Trafficking can mean many things, but is usually limited to the trading in or selling.

The maximum penalty is 25 years imprisonment for schedule 1 drugs, and 20 years for schedule 2 drugs. Sentences vary greatly for the type and quantity of drug trafficked. Furthermore, the court must order that a person convicted of an offence under this section must serve at least 80% of their prison term in actual custody, unless their sentence is wholly or partly suspended.

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