—(1) Any person entering Singapore shall, if he is required to do so by the Registrar or any authorised officer —
declare whether or not he has with him any declared foreign newspaper; and
produce such declared foreign newspaper for examination.
(2) The Registrar or any authorised officer may examine or search any person entering Singapore or any article which the person has with him for the purpose of ascertaining whether he has in his possession any declared foreign newspaper and may seize any such newspaper which is not marked in accordance with section 24(4).
(3) Any newspaper seized under subsection (2) may be detained for so long as the Registrar or authorised officer considers necessary.
(4) The Registrar or authorised officer may, if any newspaper seized under subsection (2) is a declared foreign newspaper —
confiscate such newspaper; and
in his discretion, destroy it or cause it to be destroyed or permit it to be sent to a destination outside Singapore.
(5) Any person who fails to comply with any requirement made by the Registrar or authorised officer under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
(6) In this section, “authorised officer” means any person authorised by the Registrar or any police officer or officer of customs.