|227||Title:||MAGISTRATES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||47||Heading:||Order for delivery of goods stolen or fraudulently obtained and in possession of dealer in second-hand property||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) If any goods are stolen or unlawfully obtained from any person, or, having been lawfully obtained, are unlawfully deposited, pledged, sold or exchanged, and complaint is made thereof to a magistrate, and that such goods are in the possession of any broker, dealer in marine stores or other dealer in second-hand property, or of any person who has lent money upon the credit of such goods, it shall be lawful for the magistrate to issue a summons or warrant for the appearance of such broker, dealer or lender and for the production of such goods to be delivered up to the owner thereof, either without payment or on payment of such sum and at such time as the magistrate may think fit.
(2) Every broker, dealer or lender who, having been so ordered, refuses or neglects to deliver up the goods, or who disposes of or makes away with the same after notice that such goods were stolen or unlawfully obtained as aforesaid, shall forfeit to the owner of the goods the full value thereof:
Provided that no such order shall bar any such broker, dealer or lender from recovering possession of such goods by action from the person into whose possession they may come by virtue of the magistrate's order, provided that such action is commenced within 6 months next after such order has been made.
(3) Nothing in this section shall affect pawnbrokers.