—(1) Any person landing or being about to land or having recently landed from any vessel or aircraft, or leaving any vessel or aircraft in Singapore whether for the purpose of landing or otherwise, or entering or having recently entered Singapore by land, sea or air, shall —
on demand by an authorised officer, either permit his person and goods and baggage to be searched by the officer for any goods liable to be seized under section 82 or detained under section 93A or, together with the goods and baggage, accompany the officer to a police station or an examination station, and there permit his person and goods and baggage to be searched in the presence and under the supervision of a senior authorised officer for any goods liable to be seized under section 82 or detained under section 93A; or
(2) Whenever it is necessary to cause a woman to be searched, the search shall be made by another woman and with strict regard to decency.
(3) The goods and baggage of any person who requests to be present when they are searched shall not be searched except in his presence, unless he fails to be present after being given reasonable facility for being present.
(4) Any person who refuses to comply with any lawful demand made under this section may be arrested without warrant by the officer making the demand.
[Copyright 1988 Ed., s. 140P]