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Swiss Criminal Procedure Code
(Criminal Procedure Code, CrimPC)

of 5 October 2007 (Status as of 1 July 2022)

Art. 298d Termination and notification

1 The po­lice unit or pub­lic pro­sec­utor re­spons­ible shall ter­min­ate the un­der­cov­er en­quir­ies im­me­di­ately if:

the re­quire­ments there­for are no longer met;
pub­lic pro­sec­utor fails to ap­prove the con­tinu­ation of en­quir­ies ordered by the po­lice; or
the un­der­cov­er agent or com­mand­ing of­ficer does not fol­low in­struc­tion or fails to ful­fil his or her ob­lig­a­tions in an­oth­er way, in par­tic­u­lar by provid­ing the pub­lic pro­sec­utor with false in­form­a­tion or at­tempt­ing to in­flu­ence the tar­get per­son in an un­law­ful man­ner.

2 The po­lice shall no­ti­fy the pub­lic pro­sec­utor of the ter­min­a­tion of un­der­cov­er en­quir­ies.

3 When ter­min­at­ing un­der­cov­er en­quir­ies, care should be taken to en­sure that the un­der­cov­er agent is not ex­posed to any avoid­able risk.

4 No­ti­fic­a­tion of un­der­cov­er en­quir­ies is gov­erned by Art­icle 298 para­graphs 1 and 3 mu­tatis mutandis.