Warrants to Seize Explosives

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed December 2022. (Rev. # 86678)


Seizure of explosives

492 (1) Every person who executes a warrant issued under section 487 [territorial search warrants] may seize any explosive substance that they suspect is intended to be used for an unlawful purpose, and shall, as soon as possible, remove to a place of safety anything that they seize under this section and detain it until they are ordered by a judge of a superior court to deliver it to some other person or an order is made under subsection (2) [forfeiture of explosives while executing search warrant].


(2) Where an accused is convicted of an offence in respect of anything seized by virtue of subsection (1) [seizure of explosives while executing search warrant], it is forfeited and shall be dealt with as the court that makes the conviction may direct.

Application of proceeds

(3) Where anything to which this section applies is sold, the proceeds of the sale shall be paid to the Attorney General.
R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 492; R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 70; 2022, c. 17, s. 27.
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Note up: 492(1), (2) and (3)

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