47 U.S.C. § 510 : US Code - Section 510: Forfeiture of communications devices

Search 47 U.S.C. § 510 : US Code - Section 510: Forfeiture of communications devices

    (a) Violation with willful and knowing intent
      Any electronic, electromagnetic, radio frequency, or similar
    device, or component thereof, used, sent, carried, manufactured,
    assembled, possessed, offered for sale, sold, or advertised with
    willful and knowing intent to violate section 301 or 302a of this
    title, or rules prescribed by the Commission under such sections,
    may be seized and forfeited to the United States.
    (b) Seizure
      Any property subject to forfeiture to the United States under
    this section may be seized by the Attorney General of the United
    States upon process issued pursuant to the supplemental rules for
    certain admiralty and maritime claims by any district court of the
    United States having jurisdiction over the property, except that
    seizure without such process may be made if the seizure is incident
    to a lawful arrest or search.
    (c) Laws applicable to seizure and forfeiture
      All provisions of law relating to - 
        (1) the seizure, summary and judicial forfeiture, and
      condemnation of property for violation of the customs laws;
        (2) the disposition of such property or the proceeds from the
      sale thereof;
        (3) the remission or mitigation of such forfeitures; and
        (4) the compromise of claims with respect to such forfeitures;

    shall apply to seizures and forfeitures incurred, or alleged to
    have been incurred, under the provisions of this section, insofar
    as applicable and not inconsistent with the provisions of this
    section, except that such seizures and forfeitures shall be limited
    to the communications device, devices, or components thereof.
    (d) Disposition of forfeited property
      Whenever property is forfeited under this section, the Attorney
    General of the United States may forward it to the Commission or
    sell any forfeited property which is not harmful to the public. The
    proceeds from any such sale shall be deposited in the general fund
    of the Treasury of the United States.