Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010


Entry to premises and doing of things under warrant.

78.— (1) A judge of the District Court may issue a warrant under this section if satisfied, by information on oath of an authorised officer, that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a) documents relating to the business of a designated person that are required for the purpose of assisting the State competent authority that appointed the authorised officer under this Chapter in the performance of the authority’s functions under this Part are contained on premises, and

(b) the premises comprise a dwelling or an authorised officer has been obstructed or otherwise prevented from entering the premises under section 75.

(2) A warrant under this section authorises an authorised officer, at any time or times within one month of the issue of the warrant—

(a) to enter the premises specified in the warrant, and

(b) to exercise the powers conferred on authorised officers by this Chapter or any of those powers that are specified in the warrant.

(3) Entry to premises the subject of a warrant may be effected with the use of reasonable force.