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The Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963

10D. Power to stop and seize conveyances.

Any authorise officer may, if he has any reason to suspect that any conveyance or animal is being, or is about to be, used for the transportation of any commodity which is liable to confiscation under this Act and that by such transportation any provision of this Act has been, is being, or is about to be, contravened, at any time, stop such conveyance or animal or, in the case of an aircraft, compel it to land, and

  1. rummage and search the conveyance or any part thereof,
  2. examine and search any goods or materials in the conveyance or on the animal,
  3. if it becomes necessary to stop any conveyance or animal, he may use all lawful means for stopping it and where such means fail, the conveyance or animal may be fired upon, and where he is satisfied that it is necessary so to do to prevent the contravention of any provision of this Act, he may seize such conveyance or animal.

Explanation. -- Any reference in this section to a conveyance shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as including a reference to an aircraft, vehicle or vessel.

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