(1) A police officer or an enforcement officer may seize any alcohol (and the bottle, can, receptacle or package in which it is contained) that is in the immediate possession of a person in an alcohol-free zone if:(a) the person is drinking alcohol in the alcohol-free zone, or(b) the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person is about to drink, or has recently been drinking, alcohol in the alcohol-free zone.(2) Any alcohol or thing seized under this section is, by virtue of the seizure, forfeited:(a) if seized by a police officer—to the State, or(b) if seized by an enforcement officer—to the council that employs the officer.(3) Any alcohol seized under this section may:(a) be disposed of immediately by tipping it out of the bottle, can, receptacle or package in which it is contained, or(b) be otherwise disposed of in accordance with directions given by the Commissioner of Police or the council (as the case requires).(4) In this section:
enforcement officer means an employee of a council authorised in writing by the Commissioner of Police to be an enforcement officer for the purposes of this section.