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NO. 7 OF 2011



(3) The court may make an order under this section notwithstanding that no person has been charged with or convicted of an offence under section 21 in relation to the thing to be forfeited.

Composition of offences

29.—(1) The Commissioner may, in his discretion, compound—

(a) an offence under section 11(4) by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $2,500;
(b) an offence under section 13(4) or 20(1) by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $500;
(c) an offence under section 20(2) by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding half the amount of duty underpaid or $2,500, whichever is the lower;
(d) an offence under section 20(3) by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding 2 times the amount of duty underpaid or $5,000, whichever is the lower; or
(e) an offence under any regulations made under section 32(2) by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed an offence under the said regulations a sum not exceeding $500.

(2) The Permit Officer may, in his discretion, compound—

(a) an offence under section 21(2) or (5) in respect of the abetment of the commission of an offence referred to in section 21(2), by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $2,500; or
(b) an offence under any regulations made under section 32(1) by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed an offence under the said regulations a sum not exceeding $2,500.

(3) On payment of such sum of money, no further proceedings shall be taken against that person in respect of that offence.