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ENFORCEMENT

Authorization of officers

53. (1) The Minister may authorize in writing any officer in the Ministry to exercise the powers under this Part.

(2) An officer authorized under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Penal Code [Act 574].

Power of enforcement

54. (1) Any authorized officer or a police officer not below the rank of Inspector may exercise all the powers of enforcement under this Act.

(2) Every authorized officer or police officer, when acting against any person under this Act, shall declare his office and shall on demand produce to the person against whom he is acting such authority card as the Minister may direct to be carried by such authorized officer or as the Inspector General of Police may direct to be carried by such police officer.

Power of investigation

55. An authorized officer shall have all the powers necessary to carry out an inspection and to investigate the commission of any offence under this Act.

Additional powers

56. Any authorized officer or police officer not below the rank of Inspector may, for the purpose of enforcing this Act, do all or any of the following:

(a) enter, inspect and examine with or without notice any premises or farm at any reasonable hour in relation to any offence reasonably suspected to have been committed under this Act;

(b) require the production of any record, book, accounts, computerized data or documents kept by the holder and inspect, examine and copy any of them;

(c) require the production of any identification document from any person in relation to any case or offence under this Act;

(d) make such inquiry as may be necessary to ascertain whether the provisions of this Act have been complied with.

 

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