(1) This section applies when an authorised officer is on premises under section 268CA if the officer reasonably suspects that:
(a) a thing relevant to an offence against this Act or the regulations, the Crimes Act 1914 or the Criminal Code is on the premises; and
(b) it is necessary to exercise a power under subsection (2) in order to prevent the thing from being concealed, lost or destroyed; and
(c) it is necessary to exercise the power without the authority of a monitoring warrant because the circumstances are so serious and urgent.
(2) The authorised officer may:
(a) search the premises, and any receptacle on the premises, for the thing; and
(b) seize the thing if he or she finds it there; and
(c) exercise the powers mentioned in subsections 268CI(2) and (3) in relation to the thing.