388 Offences in relation to importation or exportation of prohibited goods

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse,—

(a)

imports into New Zealand, or unships or lands in New Zealand, any prohibited imports; or

(b)

exports, or transports with intent to export, from New Zealand any prohibited exports; or

(c)

fails to comply with section 97(8)(a); or

(d)

removes from any Customs-controlled area any prohibited imports; or

(e)

fails to comply with a term or condition of a licence, permit, or consent to import or export goods whose importation or exportation is otherwise prohibited under section 96 or 97.

(2)

A person who commits an offence under this section is liable on conviction,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000:

(b)

in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

Compare: 1996 No 27 s 209(1)(a), (b), (ca), (d), (f), (3)