Customs and Excise Act 2018

230 Questioning certain persons about cargo to be exported

(1)

A Customs officer may question any of the following persons about any cargo to be exported:

(a)

a person who is the owner or operator of a vehicle that a Customs officer has reasonable cause to suspect has in or on it, or has within the previous 72 hours had in or on it, goods that are—

(i)

subject to the control of Customs; and

(ii)

in a sealed Customs package:

(b)

a person who is the owner or occupier of premises that a Customs officer has reasonable cause to suspect have in or on them, or have within the previous 72 hours had in or on them, goods that are—

(i)

subject to the control of Customs; and

(ii)

in a sealed Customs package:

(c)

a person employed by a person described in paragraph (a) or (b).

(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(2)–(5)