|109||Title:||DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||33||Heading:||Search of baggage and goods||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Any person landing from or proposing to embark in any ship or aircraft or entering or leaving Hong Kong by land shall on demand by any member of the Customs and Excise Service or police officer either permit his person, goods and baggage to be searched by such member or officer or together with his goods and baggage accompany such member or officer to a place appointed by the Commissioner or to the office of the Commissioner or to a police station and there permit his person, goods and baggage to be searched by any member of the Customs and Excise Service or police officer in the presence or under the supervision of a member of the Customs and Excise Service not below the rank of inspector or a police officer not below the rank of inspector (Amended 46 of 1977 s. 17; L.N. 294 of 1982; 68 of 1995 s. 2; 46 of 1996 s. 16)
(1A) A person shall not be searched except by a person of the same sex. (Added 46 of 1996 s. 16)
(1B) A member of the Customs and Excise Service or a police officer shall not search the goods and baggage of a person who wishes to be present when they are searched except in the person's presence. (Added 46 of 1996 s. 16)
(2) Any member of the Customs and Excise Service or police officer may make the searches authorized by this section and any person who refuses to comply with any lawful demand under this section may be arrested without warrant by the officer making the demand.