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seize

1 to take legal possession of someone or something.
2 to take into custody.
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Ali Al Maqhawi, Director of Airports Operations at Dubai Customs said: "Dubai Customs is keen to seize such prohibited items and prevent them from entering the country in view of their ambient danger and use in banking embezzlement and withdrawing money from ATM users through monitoring the drawer, using the ATM itself upon the user's departure, copying the entered banking data and then taking the money".
The facilitation theory allows the government to seize property when it facilitates certain criminal conduct.
It guarantees only its aptitude to seize what's happening and provide an aftermath for calculating what it will have been worth--in a future perfect tense that underscores endurance.
The Collections Division sometimes seizes a taxpayer's property during the collection process, and the Criminal Investigations Division seizes assets bought with drug-dealing profits or other criminally obtained funds.
Additionally, when an officer seizes a pager and retrieves the information within, most courts have concluded the officer did not acquire the contents of the communication by "electronic, mechanical or other device" as prescribed by the definition of intercept.
Gutsue suspects that a deal was struck: After the raid, the police would seize the $5-million ranch under federal forfeiture law, which allows the government to take property used to commit a drug crime.