Vehicle Stop and Search

Last updated on Jun 16, 2022

Trigger Warning: The following content contains information on drugs and narcotics which some readers may find disturbing. 

If an authorised police officer has reason to believe that a vehicle or an animal is being used to transport narcotic drugs, psychotropic or controlled substances, he has the power to stop such vehicle or animal and search it accordingly. This power to stop includes all lawful means, including firing upon the vehicle or animal if necessary. 

Such a police officer would also have the power to compel an aircraft to land if he thinks it is necessary to carry out a search.

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