National Beef Assurance Scheme Act, 2000

Seizures and disposals.

24.—(1) Where in the course of exercising any powers under this Act an authorised officer or a member of the Garda Síochána finds or comes into possession of any thing that the officer or member believes to be evidence of any offence or suspected offence under this Act, it may be seized and retained for use in evidence in criminal proceedings.

(2) Where any thing seized from a person under subsection (1) is disposed of by or on behalf of the State, the costs of the disposal may be recovered from the person as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.