Trafficking and Manufacturing in a controlled drugs – Drug Offences – SA
The Maximum Penalty – Trafficking and Manufacturing in a controlled drugs
The penalty structure for the trafficking, manufacturing, sale, or cultivation of controlled drugs or plants depends on the quantity of the drug. The higher the amount of the drug or plant, the higher the penalty.
Large Commercial Quantities
Offences involving large commercial quantities attract a maximum fine of $500,000 and/or life imprisonment.
Offences involving commercial quantities attract a maximum fine of $200,000 and/or 25 years imprisonment. If the quantity of drug is lower than the commercial quantity, then the penalty is a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or imprisonment for 10 years.
These amounts are defined in the Controlled Substances (General) Regulations 2000.