429. Offences, proceedings and penalties: general.

429.     Offences, proceedings and penalties: general.

Landing, shipping or bringing through the Channel Tunnel an animal or thing, or attempting to do so, in contravention of the Animal Health Act 1981 or an order of the appropriate authority1 renders a person liable under the customs and excise Acts2 to the penalties imposed on persons importing or exporting or attempting to import or export prohibited goods; and this is without prejudice to any proceedings under the Animal Health Act 19813. Goods improperly imported are liable to forfeiture4. Importing, unshipping or landing an animal with intent to evade the