TIMBER INDUSTRY AND GHANA TIMBER MARKETING BOARD (AMENDMENT) ACT - 1977 (SMCD 128)

    Section - 3 - Offences for Contravening Section 1 or 2.

    (1) Any person who contravenes section 1 or 2 of this Decree shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment not less than fifteen years and not more than thirty years;

    Provided that the court convicting the accused may, if satisfied on grounds stated that the offence was trivial or that there are special circumstances relating to the offence or the offender which would render unjust the application of the minimum penalty prescribed by this section, impose on him a term of imprisonment less than the said minimum or a fine not exceeding c20,000.00 or both.

    (2) Unless the court otherwise decides on grounds stated, all goods involved in the commission of an offence under this section shall be forfeited to the State.