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11. Issue Of And Proceedings On Search Warrant

(1) Where, on any information or complaint laid for an offence against this Act, a magistrate has issued either a summons requiring the defendant charged by such information or complaint to appear to answer to the same, or has issued a warrant for the arrest of such defendant, and either the said magistrate or any other magistrate, on or after issuing the summons or warrant, is satisfied by information upon oath that there is reasonable cause to suspect that any goods or things by means of or in relation to which such offence has been committed are in any house or premises of the defendant, or otherwise in his possession or under his control in any place, such magistrate may issue a warrant, by virtue of which it shall be lawful for any police officer named or referred to in the warrant to enter such houses, premises, or place at any reasonable time by day, and to search there for and seize and take away those goods or things; and any goods or things seized under any such warrant shall be brought before a magistrate who shall decide whether the same are or are not liable to forfeiture under this Act.

Forfeiture In Absence Of Defendants

(2) If the owner of any goods or things which, if the owner thereof had been convicted, would be liable to forfeiture under this Act is unknown or cannot be found, an information or complaint may be laid or made for the purpose only of enforcing such forfeiture, and a magistrate may cause notice to be advertised stating that, unless cause is shown to the contrary at the time and place named in the notice, such goods or things will be forfeited; and at such time and place the magistrate, unless the owner or any person on his behalf, or other person interested in the goods or things, shows cause to the contrary, may order such
goods or things or any of them to be forfeited.

Disposal Of Goods Forfeited

(3) Any goods or things forfeited under this section, or under any other provision of this Act, may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of (all trademarks and trade descriptions being first obliterated) in such manner as the court by which the same are forfeited may direct; and the court may, out of any proceeds which may be realised by the disposition of such goods or things award to any innocent party any loss which he may have innocently sustained in dealing with such goods.

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