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The Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018

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9.—(1) A constable who is, by virtue of regulation 8(1), lawfully on any premises, may seize any thing where the constable has reasonable grounds for believing that seizure is—

(a)necessary for the protection of the constable or any person accompanying the constable;

(b)otherwise necessary to effect seizure of a specimen;

(c)necessary for the conservation of evidence;

(d)in the interests of the welfare of a specimen.

(2) The court which convicts a person of an offence under these Regulations may order the offender to reimburse any expenses incurred by a police force or the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with keeping a live specimen which has been seized by a constable under paragraph (1).

(3) Where an order is made under paragraph (2) and the amount specified in the order is not paid, the unpaid amount is recoverable summarily as a civil debt owed to the police force or service named in the order.

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