Details for 40250370 2016402779 9/18, 25, 10/2; 2016 NOTICE OF SEIZURE AND INTENT TO FORFEIT


40250370 2016402779 9/18, 25, 10/2; 2016


INTENT TO FORFEIT Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of the Interior is hereby commencing a forfeiture proceeding against the following items of wildlife or wildlife products, which were seized in the Atlanta area of Georgia on the dates indicated because they were involved in one or more violations of any of the following laws: Endangered Species Act, Title 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1538; the Marine Mammal Protection Act, 11 U.S.C. Sec. 1371-1372; the Lacey Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 3372; Wild Bird Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 4901-4916; or the African Elephant Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 4221-4245. These items are subject to forfeiture to the United States under Title 16, U.S.C. Sec. 1540(e); 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1377; or 16 U.S.C. Sec. 3374, and Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 12.23. Any person with an ownership or financial interest in said items who desires to claim them must file a claim with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, 1875 Century Blvd Ste 320, Atlanta, Georgia 30345; Telephone 404/679-7057. Such claim must be received by the above office by November 4, 2016. The claim will be transmitted to the U.S. Attorney for institution of a forfeiture action in U.S. District Court. If a proper claim is not received by the above office by such date, the items will be declared forfeited to the United States and disposed of according to law. Any person who has an interest in the items may also file with the above office a petition for remission of forfeiture in accordance with Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 12.24, which petition must be received in such office before disposition of the items. Storage costs may also be assessed. FILE NO. SEIZURE DATE VALUE ITEMS 2016402779 06/06/2016 $4,315.00 One (1) CITES Appendix II Hippopotamus tooth, Eight (8) ram horns, Seventy-six (76) stag horns, Three (3) stag horn knives, Eight (8) stag horn pieces, Two (2) miniature mother-of-pearl knives


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