In Queensland, trafficking refers to the supply of illegal drugs for money.
You are committing this offence if you buy drugs with the intention of selling them to other people.
Trafficking is the most serious drug offence, so it regularly results in the highest penalties.
Most people convicted of drug trafficking are sentenced to terms of imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for trafficking a Schedule 1 dangerous drug is 25 years of imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for trafficking a Schedule 2 dangerous drug is 20 years of imprisonment.
For most imprisonment sentences, the convicted person is required to serve a third or half of their sentence before they are eligible for parole.
It’s much stricter for drug trafficking offences. Offenders are required to service 80% of their sentence before they are eligible for parole.
Serious drug offender certificates
If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, you may have all of your assets confiscated, regardless of how each of the assets was acquired.
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