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NCJ Number: 169082 Find in a Library
Title: Smuggling of Goods (Punishments) Act (From Current Swedish Legislation on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, P 11- 14, 1997)
Corporate Author: Sweden Ministry of Justice
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Council for Crime Prevention
S-113 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden Ministry of Justice
SE-10333 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Number: ISBN 91-38-31222-0
Sale Source: National Council for Crime Prevention
P.O. Box 1386
S-113 21 Stockholm,
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: The Swedish Code of Statutes includes the Smuggling of Goods (Punishments) Act; passed in 1961, the first section of the act stipulates that any person who imports or exports goods without notifying the proper authority will be sentenced for smuggling to a fine or imprisonment for up to 2 years.
Abstract: Other sections of the act mandate a summary fine for petty offenses and 6 months to 6 years for grave offenses. In judging whether an offense is grave, particular consideration must be paid to whether the offense was committed professionally or involved goods of a great quantity or value and to whether the offense caused danger. Drug smuggling offenses include those related to negligence and those in which a person acquires, conveys, conceals, keeps, or offers for sale smuggled goods. The act covers goods concealed in ships, aircraft, and trains; notes any attempt to smuggle goods is punishable under Chapter 23 of Sweden's Penal Code; and stipulates goods and conveyances can be subject to forfeiture.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Crime in foreign countries; Drug forfeiture; Drug law offenses; Drug offenders; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign criminal codes; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Foreign sentencing; Sweden
Note: DCC. BRA-report 1997:2
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