Historically, drugs such as barbiturates have been of secondary concern to authorities who seem far more interested in illegal recreational drugs (such as cocaine). It is the supply and distribution of these other drugs, rather than barbiturates, which is linked with international organised crime syndicates. The barbiturates have largely lost their appeal as drugs of addiction/ abuse and feature little in black market trade. After all, one person will only ever need 10gm of Nembutal.
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What happens to those charged with importing Nembutal?
To date, Exit knows of relatively few people to be charged with importation offences. There have been three Australians and one British citizen. The first person, Ann, a middle-aged Melbourne woman with breast cancer, was charged in early 2009 with importing two bottles of Nembutal. Her consignment was intercepted by Australian Customs and referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) .
At her court hearing the following year, Ann pleaded guilty to the importation offence. The court subsequently issued her with a fine of AUD$500, a 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered her to pay AUD$1000 to the court fund. No conviction was recorded.