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Contraband

Any property that it is illegal to produce or possess. Smuggled goods that are imported into or exported from a country in violation of its laws.

Contraband confiscated by law enforcement authorities upon the arrest of a person for the crimes of production or possession of such goods will not be returned, regardless of the outcome of the prosecution.

Marijuana plants, such as these seized by a Miami police officer, are considered contraband because it is illegal to produce or possess them.
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