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251 .         Execution of warrant

        (1)         A warrant may be executed by —

            (a)         the authorised officer to whom it was issued; or

            (b)         any other person who the enforcement agency concerned has designated as an authorised officer.

        (2)         A warrant authorises an authorised officer —

            (a)         to enter the premises concerned, using any force against any person or thing that it is reasonably necessary to use in the circumstances —

                  (i)         to execute the warrant; and

                  (ii)         to overcome any resistance to executing the warrant that is offered, or that the authorised officer reasonably suspects will be offered, by any person;


            (b)         to search those premises for the thing (including the document), or to exercise powers in relation to those premises for the purposes, in respect of which the warrant was issued.

        (3)         An authorised officer executing a warrant —

            (a)         may be accompanied by a police officer if necessary for the effective exercise of the powers conferred by the warrant and this section; and

            (b)         must produce the warrant for inspection by a person occupying the premises concerned if asked by the person to do so.

        (4)         This section does not limit the powers conferred on an authorised officer under any other provision of this Part.

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