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2.—(1) If any justice of the peace is satisfied by information given on oath by any constable or person authorised by the Treasury to act for the purposes of this paragraph either generally or in a particular case:
(a)that there is reasonable ground for suspecting that an offence under this Order or, with respect to any of the matters regulated by this Order, an offence under any enactment relating to customs has been or is being committed and that evidence of the commission of the offence is to be found on any premises specified in the information, or in any ship, goods vehicle or aircraft so specified; or
(b)that any document which ought to have been produced under paragraph 1 of this Schedule and have not been produced are to be found on any such premises or in any such ship, goods vehicle or aircraft,
he may grant a search warrant authorising any constable, together with any other persons named in the warrant and any other constables, to enter the premises specified in the information or, as the case may be, any premises upon which the ship, goods vehicle or aircraft so specified may be, at any time within one month from the date of the warrant and to search the premises, or as the case may be, the ship, goods vehicle or aircraft.
(2) A person authorised by any such warrant as aforesaid to search any premises or any ship, goods vehicle or aircraft may search every person who is found in, or whom he has reasonable ground to believe to have recently left or to be about to enter, those premises or that ship, goods vehicle or aircraft and may seize any document or article found on the premises or in the ship, goods vehicle or aircraft or on such person which he has reasonable ground to believe to be evidence of the commission of any such offence as aforesaid or any documents which he has reasonable ground to believe ought to have been produced under paragraph 1 of this Schedule or to take in relation to any such article or document any other steps which may appear necessary for preserving it and preventing interference with it:
Provided that no person shall, in pursuance of any warrant issued under this paragraph, be searched except by a person of the same sex.
(3) Where, by virtue of this paragraph, a person is empowered to enter any premises, ship, goods vehicle or aircraft he may use such force as is reasonably necessary for that purpose.
(4) Any documents or articles of which possession is taken under this paragraph may be retained for a period of three months or, if within that period there are commenced any proceedings for such an offence as aforesaid to which they are relevant, until the conclusion of those proceedings.
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