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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 412: Interpretation

557.In Chapter 3, the various sections provide that the appropriate person will apply to the court for the relevant production order, search warrant, customer information order, or account monitoring order. Section 412 defines appropriate person as being a procurator fiscal in relation to confiscation or money laundering investigations and the Scottish Ministers in relation to a civil recovery investigation. Similarly, the various sections provide that the relevant orders will be executed by a proper person. Section 412 defines a proper person as being a constable (which is further defined as including a customs officer) in relation to confiscation or money laundering investigations and the Scottish Ministers or a person named by them, in relation to a civil recovery investigation.

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