Customs & Excise

2003-03-14TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

Notice of Seizure of Goods under the

Customs & Excise Management Act 1979

To the Owner of the following goods:

Renault Chamade Registration No. UIL 2584 seized at Enniskillen Police Station; Ford Transit Van Registration J 568 UNY seized at Hillsborough Police Station; Citroen Xantia Registration No. UIB 3220 seized at Tennent Street Police Station; Peugeot 309 Zest Registration No. IBZ 6510 seized at Gough Barracks; Ford Transit Van Registration No. LIB 8441 seized at Lisburn Road Police Station.

It has been reported to the Commissioners of Customs & Excise that rebated oil, that is oil on which the full duty has not been paid, was detected in these road vehicles.

This is an offence, and has accordingly rendered you liable to proceedings under Section 13 of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1997, and has, in addition, rendered your vehicles liable to forfeiture under Section 141 of the Customs & Excise Management Act 1979.

If you claim that all or any of the aforesaid goods are not liable to forfeiture you must within one month from the date of publication of this notice of seizure, give notice of your claim in writing to the Commissioners at an office of Customs and Excise. Your notice must also specify your name and address, the goods claimed as not liable to forfeiture and, if you are outside the United Kingdom, the name and address of a solicitor in the United Kingdom who is authorised to accept service of process and to act on your behalf. In default of such notice all the aforesaid goods will be deemed to have been duly condemned as forfeited. If you give notice as set out above, legal proceedings will be taken for the condemnation of all goods claimed as not liable to forfeiture.

Pat Lavelle, Officer of Customs and Excise, Carne House, 20 Corry Place, Belfast BT3 9HY.