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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Seizure of Illegally Imported Firearms or Parts of Firearms.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 19 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October

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Seizure of Illegally Imported Firearms or Parts of Firearms

If any member of the Police or officer of the Customs has reasonable grounds to suspect that any firearm or restricted weapon or part of a firearm or restricted weapon has been brought into New Zealand in breach of section 16(1) or has been brought into the harbours or other territorial waters of New Zealand and is intended to be brought into New Zealand in breach of section 16(1), that member or officer —

(a) may seize that firearm or restricted weapon or part of a firearm or restricted weapon and detain the same; and

(b) in effecting the seizure of that firearm or restricted weapon or part of a firearm or restricted weapon, may use such force as is reasonably necessary.

ID: Q1141

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