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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 45: Seizure

95.Section 45 allows a constable to seize any property subject to a restraint order to prevent its removal from England and Wales. In the earlier confiscation legislation, realisable property may be seized by a constable to prevent its removal from anywhere in England and Wales or Scotland. That provision dates back to the Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986, when there was no confiscation legislation in force in Scotland. This is not now the case and so (unlike the earlier legislation) section 45 does not need to apply to Scotland.

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