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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 387: Search warrants

537.Powers to issue warrants derive from the existing powers in section 19 of the Proceeds of Crime (Scotland) Act 1995 and section 32 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation)(Scotland) Act 1995. As in section 380, an application for a warrant may be made by an appropriate person as set out in section 412. A warrant may be issued either if a production order has been made and not complied with and there are reasonable grounds for believing that the material specified in the warrant is on the premises, or if section 388 is satisfied (subsection (5)).

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