Customs and Excise Act 2018

229 Questioning employees of airlines and shipping companies about international cargo or domestic cargo

(1)

A Customs officer may question any of the following persons about any international or domestic cargo:

(a)

a person who, as an employee of an airline or a shipping company, manages or carries out the receipt, handling, custody, or dispatch of international or domestic cargo by that airline or shipping company:

(b)

a person employed by the licensee of a Customs-controlled area that is licensed for any of the purposes described in section 56(1)(c), (e), or (f):

(c)

any other person who is in a Customs-controlled area that is licensed for any of the purposes described in section 56(1)(c), (e), or (f).

(2)

Section 383(3) (failure to answer questions on ground of self-incrimination) does not apply in respect of a question asked under this section.

Compare: 1996 No 27 s 146(1), (5)