Criminal Justice (Illicit Traffic by Sea) Act 2003

Arrested person to be brought before High Court.


(a) a vessel registered in a Convention state which is a party to the Agreement—

(i) is arrested outside the outer limit of the territorial seas of the State, and

(ii) is taken by an enforcement officer to a port in the State,


(b) a person on board the vessel is arrested by the enforcement officer by virtue of his or her powers under the First Schedule to the Act of 1994,

the person shall be brought before the High Court as soon as possible, unless there are no longer reasonable grounds for suspecting that the person has committed the offence for which he or she was arrested, in which case the person shall be released forthwith.