NARCOTIC DRUGS (CONTROL, ENFORCEMENT AND SANCTIONS) LAW - 1990 (PNDCL 236)

    Section - 37 - Dealings in Seized Property After Seizure to be Void.

    (1) After seizure of any property has been effected under this Law, and so long as the seizure remains in force, any dealing, contract, or other thing whatsoever, effected, done, or entered into by a person or between any persons in respect of the property, except any dealing effected under this Law by a public officer in his capacity as such officer, or otherwise by or on behalf of the Government or a local authority or other statutory body shall be void, and shall not be registered or otherwise given effect to by any person or authority.

    (2) Subsection (1) shall be in addition to and not in derogation of subsections (3) and (4) of section 36.

    (3) While a seizure of any property under this Law remains in force-

    (a) no action, suit or other proceedings of a civil nature, shall be instituted, or if it is pending immediately before the seizure, be maintained or continued in any court or before any other authority in respect of the property which has been seized,

    (b) and no attachment, execution or other similar process shall be commenced, or if any process is pending immediately before the seizure, be maintained or continued in respect of that property on account of any claim, judgement or decree, whether the claim was made, or the judgement or decree, was given, before or after the seizure was effected,

    except at the instance of the Government or except with prior consent in writing of the Attorney-General.