Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

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10 Aiding offences against corresponding law of another country

(1)

Every person commits an offence against this Act who, in New Zealand, aids, incites, counsels, or procures the doing or omission in any place outside New Zealand of any act, if that act or omission—

(a)

is punishable under the provisions of any law corresponding to section 6, 9, 12A, or 12AB and in force in that place; or

(b)

would if done or omitted in New Zealand constitute an offence against section 6, 9, 12A, or 12AB.

(2)

Every person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term—

(a)

not exceeding 14 years where the relevant act or omission is punishable under the provisions of any law corresponding to section 6 or would if done or omitted in New Zealand constitute an offence against that section:

(b)

not exceeding 7 years in any other case.

(3)

[Repealed]

(4)

It is a defence to a charge under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) if the doing or omission of the act to which the charge relates was not an offence under the law of the place where it was, or was to be, done or omitted.

(5)

Nothing in subsection (1) or subsection (4) shall derogate from any provision in the Crimes Act 1961.

(6)

[Repealed]

Compare: 1965 No 45 s 5A; 1970 No 27 s 3

Section 10(1)(a): amended, on 22 June 2005, by section 9 of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 81).

Section 10(1)(b): amended, on 22 June 2005, by section 9 of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 81).

Section 10(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 10(3): repealed, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 10(4): amended, on 12 May 1998, by section 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 14).

Section 10(6): repealed, on 1 September 1999, by section 111 of the Extradition Act 1999 (1999 No 55).