Section 423-425 Nigerian Penal Code Act

Section 423-425 Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

Section 423, 424, and 425 of the Penal Code Act is under Chapter XXVIII of the Act. The chapter is titled “Customs offences”.

Section 423 Penal Code Act

Smuggling or rescuing goods under arms

Whoever assembles with two or more persons armed with any dangerous weapon for any of the following purposes-
(a) to unlawfully ship, unship, load, move or carry away any goods the importation of which is prohibited, or any goods liable to customs duties, which duties have not been paid or secured;
(b) to rescue or take any such goods from any person authorised to seize them, or from any person employed by that person, or assisting that person, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

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Section 424 Penal Code Act

Smuggling under arms or in disguise

Whoever assembles with five or more persons who have with them any goods liable to forfeiture under any law relating to the customs, and who are carrying dangerous weapons, or who are disguised shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

Section 425 Penal Code Act

Assembling for the purpose of smuggling

Whoever assembles with two or more persons for the purpose of shipping, carrying, or concealing any goods subject to customs duty and liable to forfeiture under any law relating to the customs shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to N200.

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