An immigration officer lawfully on any premises may seize anything he finds in the course of exercising a function under the Immigration Acts if he has reasonable grounds for believing that it either has been obtained in consequence of the commission of an offence or is evidence in relation to an offence, and that it is necessary to seize it in order to prevent it being concealed, lost, damaged, altered or destroyed1. An immigration officer may not seize an item he has reasonable grounds for believing is an item subject to legal privilege2.
Anything seized by an immigration officer under
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