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The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No 4) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/78) brings into force the provisions giving rise to the power to seize and forfeit listed assets under sections 303B to 303Z of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) with effect from 16 April 2018 (section 15 the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017) and the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No 4) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/78, r 3(d)). It also brings into force the substantive provisions giving rise to the power to seize and forfeit the money in bank accounts under POCA 2002, ss 303Z1 to 303Z19 (POCA 2002, Pt 5, Chapter 3B) with effect from 31 January 2018 (CFA 2017, s 16 and the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No 4) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/78, r 4(b)). However, when it comes to the minor and conse
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