Heading: substituted, on 1 December 2009, by section 10 of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 9).
(1) A foreign country may request the Attorney-General to assist in enforcing a foreign restraining order that relates to property that is believed to be located in New Zealand.
(2) The Attorney-General may authorise the Commissioner to apply to the High Court to register a foreign restraining order in New Zealand if satisfied—
(a) that the request from the foreign country relates to—
(i) tainted property (as defined in relation to Part 3); or
(ii) property of a person who has unlawfully benefited from significant foreign criminal activity; or
(iii) an instrument of crime (as defined in relation to Part 3); or
(iv) property that will satisfy some or all of a foreign pecuniary penalty order; and
(b) that there are reasonable grounds to believe some or all of the property that is able to be restrained under the foreign restraining order is located in New Zealand.
(3) An authority issued under subsection (2) must be in writing.
Section 54: substituted, on 1 December 2009, by section 10 of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 9).