DIAMONDS ACT - 1972 (NRCD 32)

    Section - 5 - Enquiries.

    (1) For the purpose of this Decree the Corporation may make such enquiries as it thinks fit to determine the good faith of the person reporting the finding or the accuracy of any particulars reported and recorded under section 4 or to determine whether any contravention of this Decree has occurred.

    (2) Where as a result of such enquiries it appears to the Corporation that the person reporting the finding is not the owner or person otherwise lawfully entitled to the custody or possession of any diamond, the Corporation shall not make payment for any such diamond to the person reporting the finding, but shall make such payment directly to the person whom it reasonably believes to be the owner or person otherwise lawfully entitled to the custody or possession of the diamond.