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seize

1 to take legal possession of someone or something.
2 to take into custody.
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"The ship was seized on Monday afternoon, but we are now tracking its whereabouts," he said.
Some P102,000 worth of shabu was seized from a jobless woman during a drug buy-bust operation in Quezon City early Wednesday morning.
If it was seized, then how come it's still at my house?'
The counterfeited money was seized in his flat," claimed the policeman.