Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1978

13B Duties of officer in ordering detention

On causing any person to be detained under section 13A of this Act, a member of the Police or an officer of Customs shall as soon as possible, unless the detention sooner ceases in accordance with paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of section 13H of this Act,—

(a)

Inform the detained person of the reason for the detention, in words sufficient to give the detained person notice of the true reason for the detention; and

(b)

Hand to the detained person a Statement of Rights in the form set out in Schedule 2 to this Act; and

(c)

Arrange for the attendance of a medical practitioner (who shall be nominated or approved for the purpose by the Commissioner of Police or the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service, either generally or in any particular case or class of case), and, in the presence of that medical practitioner, ask the detained person if he or she wishes to undergo an examination of one or more of the kinds specified in section 13C(1) of this Act; and

(d)

Apply to a District Court Judge, in accordance with section 13E of this Act, for a warrant authorising the continued detention of the detained person under section 13A of this Act.

Sections 13A to 13M (and the preceding heading “Internal concealment”) were inserted, as from 1 October 1985, by section 2 Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 130).

Paragraph (c) was amended, as from 1 October 1996, by section 289(1) Customs and Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27), by substituting the words “Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service” for the words “Comptroller of Customs”.