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the summons to some conspicuous part of the place in which the person summoned ordinarily resides, and in such a case, the summons, if the court so directs before or after such affixing, shall be deemed to have been duly served.

Moneys collected under Act

25. All fees, fines, duties, financial penalties, composition amounts and any other moneys collected under this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS

Search of premises

26.—(1) If the Permit Officer has reasonable cause to believe that an offence under section 21 is being, has been or is about to be committed on any premises, he may authorise in writing any police officer to enter the premises at any time and if necessary by force, and to search them.

(2) Any police officer who enters the premises under such authority may search the premises and seize and retain any machine or part thereof, document, money or other thing found therein which the police officer has reasonable cause to believe may be required as evidence for the purposes of proceedings in respect of such offence.

(3) Any person who obstructs a police officer in the exercise of his powers under subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

Offences committed by bodies corporate, etc.

27.—(1) Where an offence under this Act which has been committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a director, manager, secretary or any similar officer of the body corporate, or any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.