|296||Title:||RESERVED COMMODITIES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||11||Heading:||Power of arrest of members of the Customs and Excise Service and authorized officers||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Any member of the Customs and Excise Service and any authorized officer may, subject to subsection (2), arrest, or detain for further inquiries, without warrant any person whom he reasonably suspects of having committed any offence under this Ordinance.
(2) Any member of the Customs and Excise Service and any authorized officer who arrests any person under subsection (1) shall, after any necessary inquiries, take the person to a police station, there to be dealt with in accordance with the Police Force Ordinance (Cap 232).
(3) In no case shall any person be detained under subsection (1) or (2) for more than 48 hours without being charged and brought before a magistrate.
(4) If any person forcibly resists or attempts to evade arrest under this section, a member of the Customs and Excise Service or an authorized officer may use such force as is reasonably necessary to effect the arrest.
(5) If any member of the Customs and Excise Service or any authorized officer has reason to believe that a person whom he intends to arrest (hereinafter in this section referred to as the suspected offender) has entered into or is in any place or premises, any person residing in or in charge of such place or premises shall, on demand by the member or authorized officer, allow him free entry thereto and afford all reasonable facilities to search for the suspected offender therein and if the person residing in or in charge of such premises fails to allow such member of the Customs and Excise Service or such authorized officer free entry thereto and such reasonable facilities such member of the Customs and Excise Service and such authorized officer may enter such premises or place and search therein for the suspected offender and for the purposes of such entry and search break open any outer or inner door or window of the premises or place.