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Higher penalty sought for explosive crimes

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/11/2016

Offenders who supply explosives to commit crimes would face up to five years behind bars under a proposal by National MP Alastair Scott.

His private member's bill seeking to increase the penalty from the current two years was drawn from the ballot on Thursday.

"Individuals simply carrying or possessing dangerous weapons unlawfully are potentially liable for a longer imprisonment term than an individual who knowingly provides explosives intended to endanger property or people. That's just not right," he said.

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