Decision Summary Report
Justice and Home Affairs
Customs and Immigration Service
To:Minister for Home Affairs
Submitted by:Acting Assistant Director - Frontiers
Date:07 May 2020
Subject:Disposal of Saab 9-3 Vector Sport T123 WJS
On 23 September 2019 the above vehicle was used in connection with the importation into Jersey of 74.77 grams of amphetamine with a maximum total street value of £4,500.
The vehicle was seized by the Customs and Immigration Service on 21 October 2019 under Article 54 of the Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law, 1999. No notice of claim has been made in connection with the seizure and the vehicle is deemed to have been duly condemned as forfeited in accordance with the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Law.
Article 55 of the 1999 Law empowers the Minister to direct the manner of disposal of the vehicle.
The Saab was first registered in 2007 and has an odometer reading of 152,384 miles. It has been assessed by the Transport and Technical Services Department to have a scrap value of £300.
Before this vehicle could be lawfully used on the public roads in Jersey, it would require to be registered on Jersey plates and for Vehicle Emissions Duty and Goods and Service Tax to be paid. Given these unavoidable costs, the vehicle is not considered economically viable to restore for road use.
In light of these circumstances, the Minister is recommended to direct that Saab registration T123 WJS is disposed of as scrap.