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New powers to bankrupt serious drug offenders

8 May 2014

The State Government has once again introduced legislation, which would see serious drug offenders stripped of their assets, regardless of whether they were the proceeds of crime.

Under the proposed legislation, serious drug offenders would be bankrupted upon conviction.

The Criminal Assets Confiscation (Prescribed Drug Offenders) Amendment Bill 2014, will target offenders with three nominated drug convictions over a ten year period, who will become a prescribed drug trafficker.

The offences nominated are: trafficking, manufacture for sale, selling or possession with intent to sell a large commercial quantity or a commercial quantity of controlled substances or controlled plants and cultivation of a large commercial quantity or a commercial quantity of controlled plants.