S 84A repealed by No 91 of 2002, s 3 and
Sch 1 item 3, effective 28 November 2002. For transitional provision, see
note under former s 78. S 84A formerly read:
Search of suspects
a Commonwealth officer or a constable, while acting in the course of his duty
or employment, has reasonable ground for suspecting that a person who:
is about to enter or leave the Commonwealth;
has been in or near, or has passed
over, a prohibited place; or
behaving or has behaved in a suspicious manner;
in possession of evidence of an offence against this Part, the officer or
constable may cause the person, his belongings and any bag or other article
in his possession to be searched, and may, without warrant, detain the person
for that purpose.
female shall not be searched under this section except by a female.