Customs Act 1901

PART XII - OFFICERS  

Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision E - Provisions applicable both to search and seizure warrants  

SECTION 203K   SPECIFIC POWERS AVAILABLE TO EXECUTING OFFICERS  

203K(1)  
In executing a search warrant or a seizure warrant in relation to premises, the executing officer or a person assisting may:


(a) for a purpose incidental to the execution of the warrant; or


(b) if the occupier of the premises consents in writing;

take photographs or video recordings of the premises or of things on or in the premises.

203K(2)  
If a search warrant or a seizure warrant in relation to premises is being executed, the executing officer and the persons assisting may, if the warrant is still in force, complete the execution of the warrant after all of them temporarily cease its execution and leave the premises:


(a) for not more than one hour; or


(b) for a longer period if the occupier of the premises consents in writing.

203K(3)  
If:


(a) the execution of a search warrant or of a seizure warrant is stopped by an order of a court; and


(b) the order is later revoked or reversed on appeal; and


(c) the warrant is still in force;

the execution of the warrant may be completed.

203K(4)  
If:


(a) the execution of a search warrant or of a seizure warrant is stopped by an order of a court; and


(b) the order is later revoked or reversed on appeal; and


(c) the warrant has ceased to be in force;

the court revoking or reversing the order may reissue the warrant for a further period not exceeding 7 days.

203K(5)  


The court must not exercise the power under subsection (4) unless it is satisfied of the matters set out in subsection 198(1) , 199A(1) , 203(1) or 203DA(1) .



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