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Fiji. 2003 ‘Penalties.’ Arms and Ammunition Act; Part 7 (Section 53). Suva: Office of the Attorney-General. 1 January

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Penalties

(1) A person who commits an offence under this Act is liable on conviction to the maximum penalty specified in the third column of the Schedule against the sections of the Act respectively mentioned.

(2) The penalties specified in Schedule 2 are maxima and a court may impose either a fine or imprisonment or both a fine and imprisonment up to the maximum specified.

(3) A person who commits an offence for which no penalty is prescribed in the Schedule is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for 2 years…

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SCHEDULE (Section 53(1))

MAXIMUM PENALTIES (Section, Offence, Penalty)

3(1) - Manufacturing of arms or ammunition without a licence or at a place not approved as an arsenal - $100,000 or 10 years imprisonment
4(1) - Possession, use or carrying of arms or ammunition without a licence- $50,000 or 5 years
5(3) - Failure to deliver arms to police armoury or to store arm in accordance with conditions imposed by the Commissioner - $50,000 or 5 years imprisonment
7(2) - Wilfully obliterating, defacing, altering, counterfeiting or forging any mark on any arms or ammunition - Fraudulently marking any arms or a mark resembling or intending to resemble any mark used for marking arms - Wilfully obliterating, defacing, altering, counterfeiting or forging a manufacturing serial number on any arms - $10,000 or 12 months imprisonment.

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