125. The Minister of Public Security may authorize in writing, generally or specially, any police officer or constable whom he designates
(a) (subparagraph repealed);
(b) to make searches for and seizures of alcoholic beverages in all cases where such searches or seizures are authorized by law.
Such authorization may also be granted to all the members of a police force or a detachment of such force designated by the Minister of Public Security.
In the case of a member of the Sûreté du Québec, such authorization may be given and signed by the Director General of the Sûreté du Québec.
The document mentioned in this section shall be primafacie proof of such authorization before any court.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the authorization to make searches or seizures does not allow a person to enter premises or to open or cause to be opened receptacles to search for evidence of an offence against this Act, except in accordance with the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1).
1971, c. 19, s. 129; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1983, c. 28, s. 49; 1986, c. 86, s. 41; 1986, c. 95, s. 150; 1988, c. 46, s. 24; 1990, c. 4, s. 474.