(1) If the chief executive decides under section 170 (1) to forfeit a thing, the chief executive must as soon as practicable give a person who owned the thing immediately before the forfeiture (the
"former owner" ) an information notice about the decision.
(2) If the decision was made under section 170 (1) (a) or (b) , the information notice may be given by leaving it at the place where the thing was seized, in a conspicuous position and in a reasonably secure way.
(3) The information notice must state that the former owner may apply for a stay of the decision if the owner appeals against the decision.
(4) However, subsections (1) to (3) do not apply if—(a) the decision was made under section 170 (1) (a) or (b) ; and(b) the place where the thing was seized is—(i) a public place; or(ii) a place where the notice is unlikely to be read by the former owner.