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In Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (support for asylum-seekers) after section 109 (offences: supplemental) insert—
An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person whom the immigration officer reasonably suspects has committed an offence under section 105 or 106.
(1)An offence under section 105 or 106 shall be treated as—
(a)a relevant offence for the purposes of sections 28B and 28D of the Immigration Act 1971, and
(b)an offence under Part 3 of that Act (criminal proceedings) for the purposes of sections 28(4), 28E, 28G and 28H (search after arrest, &c.) of that Act.
(2)The following provisions of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) shall have effect in connection with an offence under section 105 or 106 of this Act as they have effect in connection with an offence under that Act—
(a)section 28I (seized material: access and copying),
(b)section 28J (search warrants: safeguards),
(c)section 28K (execution of warrants), and
(d)section 28L(1) (interpretation).”
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