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Powers of entry and search for purposes of arresting persons

             (1)  Where:

                     (a)  a person (in this subsection called the authorised person ) is, by a provision of this Act, or by a warrant issued under a provision of this Act, authorised to arrest another person; and

                     (b)  the authorised person reasonably believes that the other person is in or on a particular searchable place;

the authorised person may, without warrant, enter and search the searchable place.

             (2)  Where a person may enter and search a vehicle, vessel or aircraft under subsection (1), the person may, for the purposes of effecting the entry and search, stop and detain the vehicle, vessel or aircraft.

             (3)  In exercising powers under this section, a person may use such force and assistance as is necessary and reasonable to enable the exercise of the powers.

             (4)  In this section:

"searchable place" means:

                     (a)  premises or a place; or

                     (b)  a vehicle, vessel or aircraft.

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