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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 120

Return or forfeiture of seized articles

    (1)     Where a person seizes an article under a by-law he shall, as soon as practicable, deliver the possession of it to the Director or to a person nominated by the Director to receive possession.

    (2)     The Director or nominated person may retain possession of the article for 60 days after its seizure or, if a prosecution with respect to the article is instituted within that time, until the prosecution is disposed of.

    (3)     Where such a prosecution is instituted within the 60 days and the person prosecuted is found guilty, the court before which the person is found guilty may order that the article be forfeited to the Commission.

    (4)     Where such a prosecution is not instituted within the 60 days or where the court does not order that the article be forfeited to the Commission, the Director or other person having the possession of it shall make it available to the person from whom it was seized and shall notify the person by post that it is so available.

    (5)     If the person from whom it was seized does not claim it within 6 months of the date on which he is given notice that it is available, the article is forfeited to the Commission.



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