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Drug Trafficking Act 1994

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  • s. 60(6) words substituted by 2003 c. 44 Sch. 36 para. 12(2)
  • s. 60(6) words substituted by 2015 c. 2 Sch. 11 para. 15(2) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. The text prospectively inserted by 2003 c. 44, Sch. 36 para. 12 has not yet been brought into force and therefore cannot be substituted.)

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  • s. 60(6A)(aa) inserted by 2003 c. 44 Sch. 36 para. 12(3)
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60 [F1Revenue and Customs prosecutions]E+W

(1)Proceedings for a specified offence may be instituted [F2by [F3the Director of Public Prosecutions] or by order of the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs] (“the Commissioners”).

(2)Any proceedings for a specified offence which are [F4instituted by order of the Commissioners] shall be commenced in the name of an officer [F5of Revenue and Customs].

F6(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)Where the Commissioners investigate, or propose to investigate, any matter with a view to determining—

(a)whether there are grounds for believing that a specified offence has been committed, or

(b)whether a person should be prosecuted for a specified offence,

that matter shall be treated as an assigned matter within the meaning of the Customs M1 and Excise Management Act 1979.

(5)Nothing in this section shall be taken—

(a)to prevent any person (including any officer) who has power to arrest, detain or prosecute any person for a specified offence from doing so; or

(b)to prevent a court from proceeding to deal with a person brought before it following his arrest by an officer for a specified offence, even though the proceedings have not been instituted [F7in accordance with this section].

(6)In this section—

  • F8...

  • specified offence” means—

    (a)

    an offence under F9... section 58 of this Act;

    (b)

    attempting to commit, conspiracy to commit or incitement to commit any such offence; F9...

    (c)

    F9...

F10...

[F11(6A)Proceedings for an offence are instituted—

(a)when a justice of the peace issues a summons or warrant under section 1 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (issue of summons to, or warrant for arrest of, accused) in respect of the offence;

(b)when a person is charged with the offence after being taken into custody without a warrant;

(c)when a bill of indictment is preferred under section 2 of the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933 in a case falling within paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of that section (preferment by direction of the criminal division of the Court of Appeal or by direction, or with the consent, of a High Court judge).

(6B)Where the application of subsection (6A) would result in there being more than one time for the institution of proceedings they must be taken to have been instituted at the earliest of those times.]

F12(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F12(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F9Words in s. 60(6) repealed (24.2.2003) by Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29), s. 458(1), Sch. 11 para. 25(2)(d), Sch. 12; S.I. 2003/120, art. 2, Sch. (with arts. 3, 4) (as amended (20.2.2003) by S.I. 2003/333, art. 14)

F10Words in s. 60(6) repealed (24.2.2003) by Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29), s. 458(1), Sch. 11 para. 25(2)(e), Sch. 12; S.I. 2003/120, art. 2, Sch. (with arts. 3, 4) (as amended (20.2.2003) by S.I. 2003/333, art. 14)

F11S. 60(6A)(6B) inserted (24.2.2003) by Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29), s. 458(1), Sch. 11 para. 25(5); S.I. 2003/120, art. 2, Sch. (with arts. 3, 4) (as amended (20.2.2003) by S.I. 2003/333, art. 14)

F12S. 60(7)(8) repealed (24.2.2003) by Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29), s. 458(1), Sch. 11 para. 25(2)(f), Sch. 12; S.I. 2003/120, art. 2, Sch. (with arts. 3, 4) (as amended (20.2.2003) by S.I. 2003/333, art. 14)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 60 applied (with modifications) (E.W.) (1.1.1997) by S.I. 1996/2880, arts. 3(2), 4-6, Sch. 1

S. 60 modified (E.W.) (1.1.1997) by S.I. 1996/2880, art. 3(2), Sch. 3

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