Dangerous Drugs Act, 1934


Penalties for Offences, and Legal Proceedings.

Penalties for offences.

33.—Every person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment; or

(b) on conviction thereof on indictment, to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds, or to penal servitude for a period not exceeding five years, or to both such fine and penal servitude;

and shall, in every case on conviction for the offence, forfeit all articles in respect of which the offence was committed, and the court before which the offender was convicted may order the forfeited articles to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as the court thinks fit.