293. Forfeiture of vehicle, ship or aircraft.

Where a person is convicted on indictment of an offence of assisting unlawful immigration to a member state1, or helping an asylum seeker to enter the United Kingdom2, or assisting entry in breach of a deportation or exclusion order3, the court may order the forfeiture of a vehicle used or intended to be used in connection with the offence if the convicted person:

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    (1)     owned the vehicle at the time the offence was committed4;

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    (2)     was at that time a director, secretary or manager of a company which owned the vehicle5;

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    (3)     was at that time in possession of