Search of persons

124 Internal searches generally prohibited

(1)

Unless authorised by another enactment, an enforcement officer must not conduct an internal search of any part of the body of any person, except for, with the person’s consent, searching the person’s mouth.

(2)

A constable must not require any other person to conduct an internal search of any part of the body of any person, except as provided in section 23 (which relates to internal searches in some circumstances of people under arrest for offences against the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975).

(3)

This section does not limit or affect sections 13A to 13M of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1978.