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confiscation

Seizure of private property by the government without compensation to the owner, usually as a consequence of the owner being convicted of a crime.

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The new rules will allow member states to confiscate assets acquired through similar crimes, inter alia in cases of active and passive corruption in the private sector, active and passive corruption involving officials of EU institutions or of EU member states, participation in a criminal organisation, child pornography or cybercrime.
According to an airport spokesperson, officials were forced to confiscate the toy as they are under instruction to confiscate anything that looks like a weapon or a replica, reported PA News.
Sheriff John McInnes said the law allowed him to confiscate a vehicle even if it did not belong to the driver.
The daily reported that, upon finding out businessmen close to the government were involved, the BakyrkE[micro]y and Gebze Prosecutor's Offices, which spearheaded the investigation, ordered the Customs Directorate to confiscate the luxury cars that had entered Turkey illegally, in accordance with Article 235 of the Customs Law.
Patrols of Border Guard Confiscate Weapons in Jazan" Jazan, Safar 23, 1435, Dec 26, 2013, SPA -- The patrols of the Border Guard in Jazan Region confiscated 185 pistols and 370 ammunition from a smuggler during routine checks along the border today.
The new rule was issued by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who instructed Sharjah Police on Tuesday to permanently confiscate vehicles and motorbikes with modified exhaust systems that disturb the peace across the emirate's neighbourhoods.