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Question, what law is being used by some Texas agencies to seize vehicles containing empty smuggling compartments?

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Sounds like a good question for your Prosecutor or District Attorney. They would definately know.


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36TR is correct. Why not axe your supervisor?

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Yup, ask your local prosecutor. I am not sure that you can seize a vehicle simply because it has hidden compartments though unless they contain residue of narcotics. Like being arrested for having a safe that is empty. Makes no sense to me. If you locate vehicles like this you need to make sure that they are flagged for observation at least anyway.

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    That was my understanding as well.... and the DA does not know of any law prohibiting "vehicle safes". However I have heard several times of agencies seizing vehicles that had empty traps. I am curious on what law they are basing these seizures off of since I cant find one.

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Bump Robo.


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eric99245 says ...



    .... and the DA does not know of any law prohibiting "vehicle safes". However I have heard several times of agencies seizing vehicles that had empty traps.



I'd check with one of those agencies then. Evidently, they have researched Case Law a little more than your DA.


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36TR you da man. Yes, axe the other agencies. I would axe your supervisor or check policy. You may be over killing also. Just saying.

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I heard it mentioned in a class I attended. If I had any idea it would be this hard to research I would have gotten names and numbers.

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The FBI is using it as evidence of drug paraphernalia in conjuction with possession of a controlled substance or sale of such. I would imagine TX is following the same guidelines. The compartments in and of themselves are not illegal but a case can be made if residue or drugs themselves were involved int he investigation.


Some states have adopted legislation directly addressing concealed compartments in motor vehicles, specifically aftermarket installation.


Full story is on the FBI bulletin board from Oct. 2010. Not sure if that helps. Says nothing of safes though.


Funny how the only enumerated right that contains the phrase "shall not be infringed" suffers the heaviest regulation. I'm still trying to find where it says anything about hunting and targets.