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Unauthorised Handling

§ 283 of the Criminal Code - Unauthorised Production and other Handling of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances and Poisons

(1) Any person who produces, imports, exports, transports, offers, provides or sells or otherwise procures for another person, or possesses narcotic or psychotropic substances, products containing narcotic or psychotropic substances, precursors or poisons without authorisation, shall be punished by a prison sentence of one to five years or a monetary penalty.

(2) An offender shall be punished by a prison sentence of two to ten years or forfeiture of property, if they committed an act referred to in Subsection 1

a) as a member of an organised group,
b) though they were convicted or punished for such an act within the last three years,
c) to a substantial extent, or
d) to a greater extent against a child, or in a quantity larger than small against a child younger than fifteen years.

(3) An offender shall be punished by a prison sentence of eight to twelve years or forfeiture of property, if,

a) they caused grievous bodily harm by committing an act referred to in Subsection 1,
b) they committed such an act with the intention of gaining a substantial benefit for themselves or someone else,
c) they committed such an act to a large extent, or
d) they committed such an act against a child younger than fifteen years to a large extent.

(4) An offender shall be punished by a prison sentence of ten to eighteen years or forfeiture of property, if,

a) they caused grievous bodily harm to at least two persons or death by committing an act referred to in Subsection 1,
b) they committed such an act with the intention to procure another large-scale benefit for themselves or someone else, or
c) they committed such an act in connection with an organised group operating in several States.

(5) Premeditation is punishable.

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