(1) Any member of the Police may, on being authorised to do so by warrant under the hand of the Commissioner, seize and take possession of all or any firearms, ammunition, airguns, pistols, or restricted weapons in the possession of or under the control of a licensed dealer.
(2) For the purpose of executing a warrant issued under subsection (1), the member of the Police authorised by that warrant may enter into or upon any land or building in or upon which any such firearms, ammunition, airguns, pistols, or restricted weapons may be, and in so doing may use such force as may be necessary.
(3) It is the duty of everyone executing a warrant issued under subsection (1)—
(c) if he is not in uniform, to produce on initial entry and, if requested, at any subsequent time, evidence that he is a member of the Police.
(4) Subject to section 14, all firearms, ammunition, airguns, pistols, or restricted weapons seized under this section may be detained by the Police for such period as the Commissioner thinks fit, or may, in the discretion of the Minister of Police, become the property of the Crown, free and discharged from all right, title, estate, or interest possessed in respect thereof by any other person.
(5) Where any firearms, ammunition, airguns, pistols, or restricted weapons have become the property of the Crown pursuant to subsection (4), the Minister of Finance shall pay compensation therefor out of a Crown Bank Account.
Compare: 1958 No 21 s 5
Section 13(5): amended, on 25 January 2005, pursuant to section 65R(3) of the Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44).