—(1) A police officer not below the rank of sergeant may, without warrant and with or without assistance, enter and search any premises, stop and search any vehicle or individual, whether in a public place or not, if he suspects that any evidence of the commission of an offence is likely to be found on the premises or individual or in the vehicle, and may seize any evidence so found.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of any other written law, any police officer may, when on duty and on the authority of a police officer not below the rank of sergeant —
stop, board and search any vessel not being or having the status of a ship of war; and
remain on board so long as the vessel remains within the waters of Singapore.
(3) Any police officer searching a vessel under subsection (2) may seize any evidence found therein of the commission of any offence under the provisions of any written law for the time being in force.
(4) Any person resisting or hindering or in any way obstructing any police officer carrying out a search under this section shall be guilty of an offence.