Criminal Justice Act 2006

Amendment of section 15A of Act of 1977.

81.—(1) Section 15A of the Act of 1977 is amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(3A) In any proceedings for an offence under this section, it shall not be necessary for the prosecutor to prove that a person knew that at any time while the controlled drug or drugs concerned were in the person’s possession that the market value of that drug or the aggregate of the market values of those drugs, as the case may be, amounted to €13,000 or more or that he or she was reckless in that regard.”.

(2) This section shall not have effect in relation to proceedings for an offence under section 15A of the Act of 1977 instituted before the commencement of this section.