(1) A magistrate or judge may grant a warrant under this section if he is satisfied by information on oath given by an authorized officer that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that-
(a) an offence under this Regulation has been committed or is being committed; and
(b) there is on any premises specified in the information, or on any ship, aircraft or vehicle so specified, evidence in relation to the commission of the offence.
(2) A warrant granted under subsection (1) may authorize any authorized officer, together with any other person named in the warrant, to enter the premises specified in the information or any premises on which the ship, aircraft or vehicle so specified may be, at any time within one month from the date of the warrant, and to search the premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle.
(3) A person authorized by a warrant to search any premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle may exercise any or all of the following powers-
(a) to search any person who is found on, or whom he has reasonable grounds to believe to have recently left or to be about to enter, the premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle;
(b) to seize and detain any document or article found on the premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle or on such person that he has reasonable grounds to believe to be evidence in relation to the commission of an offence under this Regulation;
(c) to take in relation to any such document or article any other steps that may appear necessary for preserving the document or article seized and preventing interference with it.
(4) A person may only be searched under this section by a person who is of the same sex.
(5) If a person is empowered under this section to enter any premises, ship, aircraft or vehicle, he may use such force as is reasonably necessary for that purpose.