Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 1994

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ACT XV OF 1994

DANGEROUS DRUGS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1994

An Act further to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 7th August, 1994]

The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 3rd August, 1994 and are hereby published for general information:

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930 (II of 1930), 'for the purposes hereinafter appearing:

It is hereby enacted as follows:--

1. Short title and commencement.--(1) This Act may be called the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 1994.

(2) 1t shall come into force at once.

**2. Amendment of section 4, Act II of 1930.--**In the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930 (II of 1930), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in section 4, in subsection (1),--

(i) in clause (d), the word "raw" shall be omitted; and

(ii) in clause (e), the word "raw" shall be omitted.

3. Amendment of section 10, Act 11 of 1930.-- In the said Act, in section 10, for subsection (2) the following shall be substituted, namely:--

"(2) Whoever--

(a) possesses heroin or cocaine in excess of ten grams or opium or coca leaf in excess of one kilogram shall be punished with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment which shall not be less than two years, and shall also be liable to fine; and

(b) traffics in, or finances the trafficking of heroin, or cocaine or opium or coca leaf shall be punished with death or with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment which shall not be less than five years, and shall also be liable to fine.".

**4. Amendment of section 13, Act II of 1930.--**In the said Act, in section 13, for the words "imprisonment for life or with imprisonment which is not less than two years" the words "death or with imprisonment for life" shall be substituted.

**5. Amendment of section 14, Act II of 1930.--**In the said Act, in section 14, for the words "imprisonment for life or with imprisonment which is not less than two years" the words "death or with imprisonment for life" shall be substituted.

**6. Omission of section 16, Act II of 1930.--**In the said Act, section 16 shall be omitted.

**7. Amendment of section 35-C, Act II of 1930.--**In the said Act, in section 35-C, for the word "life" the words "a term for two years or more" shall be substituted.

**8. Repeal.--**The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Ordinance, 1994 (Ordinance No.XII of 1994), is hereby repealed.

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