Excise Act 1901

PART IX - OFFICERS  

Division 1A - Search and seizure  

Subdivision F - Dealing with forfeited goods seized under a seizure warrant or section 9 of the Crimes Act 1914  

SECTION 107FB   REQUIREMENT TO SERVE SEIZURE NOTICES  

107FB(1)  
After goods have been seized under a seizure warrant or section 9 of the Crimes Act 1914 , the officer in charge of the investigation must serve, within 7 days after the seizure, a seizure notice on:


(a) the owner of the goods; or


(b) if the owner cannot be identified after reasonable inquiry - the person in whose possession or under whose control the goods were when they were seized.

107FB(2)  
Subsection (1) applies whether or not a claim for the return of the goods seized has been made under section 107FD .

107FB(3)  
The notice must be in writing and must be served:


(a) personally or by post; or


(b) if no person of the kind referred to in subsection (1) can be identified after reasonable inquiry - by publishing a copy of the notice in a newspaper circulating in the location in which the goods were seized.

107FB(4)  
A seizure notice may be served on a person who is outside Australia.




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