CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IE - Forfeiture of child abuse material  

Division 4 - Provisions relating to forfeiture under this Part generally  

SECTION 23ZE   Effect of forfeiture under this Part  

(1)  
This section applies if a thing is forfeited to the Commonwealth under this Part.

(2)  
When the thing is forfeited it becomes the property of the Commonwealth.

(3)  
A constable may, without warrant, seize the thing.

(4)  
The Commissioner may deal with the thing in any way he or she considers appropriate (including by destroying the thing).

(5)  
However, if the thing is in the custody of a constable who is a member of a police force of a State or Territory, the head of the police force may deal with the thing in any way he or she considers appropriate (including by destroying the thing).

(6)  
Subsections (3), (4) and (5) have effect despite section 9 .




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