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Laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking
Article 5

Article 5 — Particular circumstances

Notwithstanding Article 4, each Member State may take the necessary measures to ensure that the penalties referred to in Article 4 may be reduced if the offender:

  1. renounces criminal activity relating to trafficking in drugs and precursors, and
  2. provides the administrative or judicial authorities with information which they would not otherwise have been able to obtain, helping them to:
    1. prevent or mitigate the effects of the offence,
    2. identify or bring to justice the other offenders,
    3. find evidence, or
    4. prevent further offences referred to in Articles 2 and 3.