26. An object seized under section 23 shall be handed over without delay to the Commission or to the person designated by if for that purpose.
However, on the expiration of ninety days following the seizure, any person may, if he shows that he has an interest, ask to have the object handed back; the Commission may then either order the object handed over to that person or another person designated by it, or, failing that, determine how it should be disposed of.
Notwithstanding the second paragraph, the Commission, exofficio or at the request of the person who carried out the seizure, may at any time order the object handed over to the person designated by it or, failing that, determine how it should be disposed of.
1972, c. 16, s. 2; 1979, c. 67, s. 14.