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Disposal of Vehicle used to import controlled drugs (T123 WJS)

A decison made 14 May 2020:

Decision Reference: MD-HA-2020-0035

Decision Summary Title :

Disposal of Saab 9-3 Vector Sport T123 WJS

Date of Decision Summary:

07th May 2020

Decision Summary Author:

 

Acting Assistant Director

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?

(State clauses from Code of Practice booklet)

Public

Type of Report:

Oral or Written?

Written

Person Giving

Oral Report:

 

Written Report

Title :

Disposal of Saab 9-3 Vector Sport T123 WJS

Date of Written Report:

07th May 2020

Written Report Author:

Acting Assistant Director

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?

(State clauses from Code of Practice booklet)

Public

Subject: Disposal of vehicle used to import controlled drugs into Jersey

 

Decision(s): The Minister authorised this vehicle to be disposed of as scrap

Reason(s) for Decision: The vehicle, having been used to import amphetamine into Jersey on 23 September 2019, was seized on 21 October 2019 under Article 54 of the Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law, 1999.  Article 55 of the Law empowers the Minister to direct how any vehicle condemned as forfeited is disposed of. 

 

Resource Implications: None

 

Action required: Acting Assistant Director to arrange for the disposal of Saab 9-3 Vector Sport T123 WJS, as above.

 

 

Signature:

 

 

Position:

 

Connétable Len Norman

Minister for Home Affairs

 

Date Signed:

 

 

 

Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Background

 

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.

 

Recommendation

 

In light of these circumstances, the Minister is recommended to direct that Saab registration T123 WJS is disposed of as scrap.

Official

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