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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 15GD

Meaning of controlled operation and major controlled operation

             (1)  A controlled operation is an operation that:

                     (a)  involves the participation of law enforcement officers; and

                     (b)  is carried out for the purpose of obtaining evidence that may lead to the prosecution of a person for a serious Commonwealth offence or a serious State offence that has a federal aspect; and

                     (c)  may involve a law enforcement officer or other person in conduct that would, apart from section 15HA, constitute a Commonwealth offence or an offence against a law of a State or Territory.

Note:          Section 15GN specifies when a controlled operation begins and ends.

             (2)  A major controlled operation is a controlled operation that is likely to:

                     (a)  involve the infiltration of an organised criminal group by one or more undercover law enforcement officers for a period of more than 7 days; or

                     (b)  continue for more than 3 months; or

                     (c)  be directed against suspected criminal activity that includes a threat to human life.

Note:          Section 15GN specifies when a controlled operation begins and ends.



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