Proceeds of crime – search and seizure of cash: Appointed Person's report 2016-2017

Report on the exercise of powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 regarding search and seizure of cash.


I recommend that consideration be given to:

1. the legal position in relation to the designation of the senior officer in relation to searches under section 289 of the Act carried out by NCA officers;

2. whether there is a continuing need for immigration officers to be empowered to exercise the powers in sections 127C to 127F and 289 of the Act; and

3. the issuing of guidance by the Lord Advocate under article 65L of the Order.

Douglas Bain CBE TD Advocate
Belfast 5 July 2017


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Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

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