293 Increase in penalty for offences relating to importation or exportation of certain firearms
293 Increase in penalty for offences relating to importation or exportation of certain firearms

(1)     The Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c 2) is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 50 (penalty for improper importation of goods), for subsection (5A) there is substituted—

“(5A)     In the case of—

(a)     an offence under subsection (2) or (3) above committed in Great Britain in connection with a prohibition or restriction on the importation of any weapon or ammunition that is of a kind mentioned in section 5(1)(a), (ab), (aba), (ac), (ad), (ae), (af) or (c) or (1A)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968,

(b)     any such offence committed in Northern Ireland in connection with a prohibition or restriction on the importation of any weapon or ammunition that is of a kind mentioned in Article 6(1)(a), (ab), (ac), (ad), (ae) or (c) or (1A)(a) of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, or

(c)     any such offence committed in connection with the prohibition contained in section 20 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981,