Originally Posted by kullwarrior
Hey, atleast you declared it so if they seize it you are safe from Smuggling in
Yeah at least he declared it, or so it appears he did (hopefully).
If he declared it, yes, it's technically seized, but more likely something called a "enforced abandonment." Basically, if it was lawfully reported, and if the guy pleads ignorance ("dur, i didn't know), then they won't slap him with the seizure penalty and more likely just give him a form that states he's forced to abandoned the prohibited stuff to the crown. However, best bets are he's still in the system and can't plead ignorance again since he's been warned (as with others who have been down this road).