CAB’s seizure powers examined

The government is to consider granting tough new powers to the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab). They would allow the bureau to seize valuable assets immediately following the instruction of its chief bureau officer.

23rd April, 2011

The government is to consider granting tough new powers to the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab). They would allow the bureau to seize valuable assets immediately following the instruction of its chief bureau officer.

The move would prevent criminals from moving valuable items, including artworks, jewellery or expensive cars, out of the jurisdiction to avoid seizure by the state.

An expert group - made up of members from the Attorney General’s office, Cab and the Department...

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