72.69 Alternative disposition of seized carriers.§ 72.69 Alternative disposition of seized carriers.
(a) State or local proceedings. The Director may discontinue forfeiture proceedings instituted under the Customs laws for seizures of carriers under 49 U.S.C. App., Chapter 11 in favor of the institution of forfeiture proceedings by State or local authorities under an appropriate State or local statute. If such forfeiture proceedings are discontinued or dismissed, the Director may transfer the seized property to the appropriate State or local official, and notice of discontinuance or dismissal shall be provided to all known interested parties.
(b) Transfer to State or local law enforcement agency. Any carrier forfeited under the Customs laws for seizures under 49 U.S.C. App., Chapter 11 may be transferred by the Director to any State or local law enforcement agency which participated directly in the seizure or forfeiture of the property.(19 U.S.C. 1616) [T.D. ATF-270, 53 FR 10489, Mar. 31, 1988]