Section 151 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Forfeiture and Seizure of Liquor ect and is set out below.
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151 Forfeiture and seizure of liquor and other things
(1) If a person is found guilty of an offence under section 7, any liquor that was, at the time of the commission of the offence, in the person’s possession or apparently under the person’s control is forfeited to the Crown.
(2) If the holder of a producer/wholesaler licence, or an employee or agent of such a licensee, is found guilty of an offence under section 9 (1) (b) of selling liquor that is not authorised to be sold under the licence, any liquor (other than liquor the licensee is authorised to sell under the licence) that was, at the time of the commission of the offence, in the licensee’s possession or apparently under the licensee’s control is forfeited to the Crown.
(3) If a person is found guilty of an offence under section 113:
(a) any liquor to which the offence relates, and
(b) any vehicle, boat or other thing in which the liquor was being carried, offered or exposed, is forfeited to the Crown.
(4) If a licence is cancelled under this Act, any liquor found, not earlier than 7 days after the cancellation takes effect, in the former licensee’s possession on the former licensed premises is forfeited to the Crown.
(5) A police officer or inspector may seize and carry away anything that the officer or inspector reasonably suspects may be liable to forfeiture under this section.
(6) For the purposes of this section, “liquor” includes any bottle or other container in which the liquor is contained.
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