Mr. Speaker, I beg to move, clause 23, subclause (4), line 3, delete “may” and substitute “shall”.
Mr. Speaker, I want to read the clause -- “where there is a reasonable ground to suspect that a person has committed an offence under this Act, a police officer or an officer of the CEPS may seize . . .” Mr. Speaker, “may” is a discretionary provision. If you allow a customs officer and a police officer such discretionary opportunities, Mr. Speaker, if you do not take care nothing would be seized. There are some people who have the propensity to collect something and allow people to get away with their crimes. So Mr. Speaker, let us make it mandatory so that they would be compelled to seize the items — something which has offended the nation. So I want to invite everybody here, including the hon. Minority Leader, to support the amendment.