Customs Consolidation Act, 1876

Power of officers of Customs to stop carts, &c., and search for goods.

203. Any officers of Customs Excise coastguard constabulary police or other person duly employed for the prevention of smuggling, may upon reasonable suspicion or probable cause stop and examine any cart waggon or other conveyance, to ascertain whether any smuggled goods are contained therein; and if none shall be found the officer or other person shall not on account of such stoppage and examination be liable to any prosecution or action at law on account thereof; and any person driving or conducting such cart, waggon, or other conveyance refusing to stop or allow such examination when required in the Queen's name, shall forfeit not less than twenty nor more than one hundred pounds.