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HERITAGE ACT 2017 (NO. 7 OF 2017) - SECT 212

Arrest without warrant—underwater cultural heritage

    (1)     An inspector, without a warrant, may arrest a person if the inspector reasonably believes—

        (a)     that the person has committed an offence against section 74, 76, 197 or 211 or against the underwater cultural heritage regulations; and

        (b)     that a proceeding against the person by summons for the offence would not be effective.

    (2)     If an inspector arrests a person under subsection (1), the inspector must produce their identity card for inspection by the person arrested.

    (3)     If a person is arrested under subsection (1), an inspector must immediately bring the person, or cause the person to be brought, before the Magistrates' Court to be dealt with in accordance with law.

    (4)     Nothing in this section prevents the arrest of a person in accordance with any other law.

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