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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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[F1127MFurther detention in other casesS

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(1)This section applies if—

(a)property is detained under section 127J,

(b)no restraint order is in force in respect of the property, and

(c)no application has been made for a restraint order which includes provision under section 120A authorising detention of the property.

(2)The sheriff may by order extend the period for which the property or any part of it may be detained under section 127J if satisfied that—

(a)any of the conditions in section 127B is met (reading references in that section to the officer as references to the sheriff),

(b)the property or part is realisable property other than exempt property (within the meaning of section 127C(4)), and

(c)there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that—

(i)the property may otherwise be made unavailable for satisfying any confiscation order that has been or may be made against the accused, or

(ii)the value of the property may otherwise be diminished as a result of conduct by the accused or any other person.

(3)An application for an order may be made by—

(a)the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs,

[F2(aa)an immigration officer;]

(b)a constable, or

(c)the prosecutor.

(4)If the property was seized in reliance on the first or second condition in section 127B, “the prosecutor” means a person who is to have conduct of any proceedings for the offence.

(5)An order under this section must provide for notice to be given to persons affected by it.

(6)In this section “part” includes portion.]

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F1Ss. 127A-127R and cross-heading inserted (22.11.2014 for the insertion of ss. 127A, 127G, 127R for specified purposes, 1.6.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26), ss. 56(2), 116(1); S.I. 2014/3101, art. 3; S.I. 2015/983, art. 2(2)(a)

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