Customs Act 1901

PART XII - OFFICERS  

Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision H - Arrest and related matters  

SECTION 211A   211A   POWER TO CONDUCT AN ORDINARY SEARCH OF AN ARRESTED PERSON  


An officer of Customs or police who arrests a person under section 210, or who is present at such an arrest, may, if the officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the person is carrying:


(a) evidential material in relation to the offence for which the person is arrested or another offence; or


(b) a seizable item;

conduct an ordinary search of the person at or soon after the time of arrest, and seize any such thing found as a result of the search.




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