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Section 23 – THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT 1985

THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT 1985

 

23. Punishment for illegal import into India, export from India or transhipment of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

 

1[23. Punishment for illegal import into India, export from India or transhipment of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

 

Whoever, in contravention of any provision of this Act or any rule or order made or condition of licence or permit granted or certificate or authorisation issued thereunder, imports into India or exports from India or tranships any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance shall be punishable,-

 

(a) Where the contravention involves small quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both;

 

(b) Where the contravention involves quantity, lesser than commercial quantity but greater than small quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees;

 

(c) Where the contravention involves commercial quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees:

 

Provided that the court may, for reasons to be recorded in the judgment, impose a fine exceeding two lakh rupees.]

 

1 Secs. 23 substituted by NDPS (Amendment) Act, 2001, w.e.f. 2-10-2001 vode SO 957 (E), dt. 27-9-2001.

 

 

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