(1) Any person who, in answer to a question which-
(a) relates to any baggage, cargo or stores (whether belonging to him or to another) that is or are intended for carriage by an aircraft registered or operating in Hong Kong; and
(b) is put to him for the purposes to which Part VIII applies-
(i) by any of the persons to whom subsection (2) applies;
(ii) by any employee or agent of such a person in his capacity as employee or agent; or
(iii) by a police officer,
makes a statement which he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular, or recklessly makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material particular commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(2) This subsection applies to-
(a) the manager of an aerodrome;
(b) the operator of an aircraft registered or operating in Hong Kong; or
(c) any person who-
(i) is permitted to have access to a restricted area in an aerodrome for the purposes of the business carried on by him; or
(ii) has control in that restricted area over the baggage, cargo or stores to which the question relates.
(3) In this section-
"cargo" (貨物) includes mail;
"stores" (物料) means goods intended for sale or use in the restricted zone, including spare parts and other articles of equipment, whether or not for immediate fitting.