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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

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19(1)The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 is amended as follows.

(2)In Article 57 (right to have someone informed when arrested) for paragraph (5A) substitute—

(5A)An officer may also authorise delay where he has reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)the person detained for the serious arrestable offence has benefited from his criminal conduct, and

(b)the recovery of the value of the property constituting the benefit will be hindered by telling the named person of the arrest.

(5B)For the purposes of paragraph (5A) the question whether a person has benefited from his criminal conduct is to be decided in accordance with Part 4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

(3)In Article 59 (access to legal advice) for paragraph (8A) substitute—

(8A)An officer may also authorise delay where he has reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a)the person detained for the serious arrestable offence has benefited from his criminal conduct, and

(b)the recovery of the value of the property constituting the benefit will be hindered by the exercise of the right conferred by paragraph (1).

(8B)For the purposes of paragraph (8A) the question whether a person has benefited from his criminal conduct is to be decided in accordance with Part 4 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

(4)In Article 87 (meaning of serious arrestable offence) in paragraph (2) for sub-paragraph (aa) substitute—

(aa)any offence which is specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (drug trafficking offences);

(ab)any offence under section 327, 328 or 329 of that Act (certain money laundering offences);.

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