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Criminal Property Forfeiture

The Criminal Property Forfeiture Act (the Act) commenced operation in the Northern Territory on 1 June 2003.  The Act applies to property reasonably suspected of being related to a forfeiture offence.  The property may be crime used, crime derived or the property of a drug trafficker.  The Public Trustee for the Northern Territory, unless a Court Order directs otherwise, is responsible for the control and management of restrained property, as well as the disposal of forfeited property.