—(1) If a Magistrate is satisfied, on information on oath, that there is reasonable ground for suspecting that an offence under this Act is being, has been or is about to be committed on any premises or that evidence of the commission of such an offence is to be found there, the magistrate may issue a warrant in writing to an authorised officer to enter the premises, if necessary by force, at any time within one month from the time of the issue of the warrant and to search them.
(2) An authorised officer who enters the premises under the authority of the warrant may —
take with him such other person and such equipment as appear to him to be necessary;
inspect any document found on the premises which he has reasonable cause to believe may be required as evidence for the purposes of proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act;
take copies of, or seize and remove, such document;
inspect, seize and remove any device or equipment found on the premises which he had reasonable cause to believe may be required as such evidence;
inspect, sample, seize and remove any substance found on the premises which he has reasonable cause to believe may be required as such evidence;
search or cause to be searched any person found on the premises whom he has reasonable cause to believe to be in possession of any document, device, equipment or substance.
(3) No woman or girl shall be searched except by a woman.
(4) Any person who wilfully obstructs, hinders, resists or deceives any authorised officer in entering the premises concerned or in exercising any of the powers referred to in subsection (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $15,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.