Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008

88.

Interpretation ( Chapter 4).

88.— (1) In this Chapter—

“competent authority in a designated state”, in relation to a request for a controlled delivery to or from a designated state, means a person or body in that state appearing to the Competent Authority in the State to have the function of receiving or making the request;

“Competent Authority in the State”, in relation to a request for a controlled delivery to or from a designated state, means—

( a) the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána or a member of the Garda Síochána authorised by him or her for the time being to exercise his or her functions under this Chapter, or

( b) if the controlled delivery is concerned with a revenue offence, the Revenue Commissioners or a person authorised by them for the time being to exercise their functions under this Chapter;

“controlled delivery” means a delivery permitted in the State in accordance with this Chapter or in a designated state in accordance with the relevant international instrument for the purposes of an investigation into an offence;

“controlled drug” has the meaning given to it by section 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977;

“offence” includes an offence which is suspected, with reasonable cause, to have been or to be about to be committed.

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