Guideline for unlawful importation of firearms comes into effect 1 January

From: Sentencing Council
Published: Mon Jan 03 2022

The new sentencing guideline for the unlawful importation of firearms offences comes into force on 1st January 2022..

The guideline covers importation of firearms and ammunition under two offences: improper importation of goods and fraudulent evasion of prohibition/ restriction. It applies to adult offenders sentenced in the Crown Court and magistrates' courts in England and Wales and refers to types of weapons listed under sections 1, 5(1) and 5(1A) of the Firearms Act 1968.

Company: Sentencing Council

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