|109||Title:||DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||50||Heading:||Protection of members of Customs and Excise Service in forfeiture proceedings||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Where in any proceedings which may involve the condemnation of anything seized as liable to forfeiture judgment is given for the claimant the magistrate may certify that there were reasonable grounds for the seizure.
(2) Where any proceedings, civil or criminal, are brought against the Commissioner, any member of the Customs and Excise Service or other public officer in respect of anything seized or forfeited which has subsequently been restored to any person under the provisions of this Ordinance, then if the court is satisfied that there were reasonable grounds for the seizure and for the restoration of such thing, the plaintiff or the prosecutor shall not be entitled to recover any damages or costs and the defendant shall not be liable to any punishment. (Amended 3 of 1970 s. 22; L.N. 294 of 1982)