Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]

Part XX   cite [+]


164 Interpretation   cite [+]

In this Part-

"Singapore preventive vessel" means any vessel owned or employed by the Government of Singapore for the prevention of smuggling;

"preventive flag" means a flag prescribed under subsection 142(11).

165 Powers of master of Singapore preventive vessels   cite [+]

It shall be lawful for the master or other persons having the charge or command of a Singapore preventive vessel, on hoisting a preventive flag, to exercise with such assistance as he may consider necessary within the territorial waters or upon any vessel or is let therein, or upon any landing place or wharf abutting thereon, all the powers conferred by sections 109, 110, 114 and subsection 116(1).

166 How person arrested dealt with   cite [+]

Every person arrested and every article seized under the powers conferred by section 165 shall, without unnecessary delay, be taken to a police station or to a customs office.

167 Offence   cite [+]

Any person who obstructs or hinders any person lawfully exercising any of the powers conferred by section 165 or any person acting in his assistance shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

168 Master and crew of Singapore preventive vessel to be public servants   cite [+]

The master or other person having the charge or command of a Singapore preventive vessel and all members of the crew thereof shall, while such vessel is within the territorial waters, be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code.

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