19 U.S. Code § 1602 - Seizure; report to customs officer

It shall be the duty of any officer, agent, or other person authorized by law to make seizures of merchandise or baggage subject to seizure for violation of the customs laws, to report every such seizure immediately to the appropriate customs officer for the district in which such violation occurred, and to turn over and deliver to such customs officer any vessel, vehicle, aircraft, merchandise, or baggage seized by him, and to report immediately to such customs officer every violation of the customs laws.

Source

(June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title IV, § 602,46 Stat. 754; Pub. L. 91–271, title III, § 301(z),June 2, 1970, 84 Stat. 290; Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 321,Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2056; Pub. L. 98–573, title II, § 213(a)(1),Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2984.)
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, § 602,42 Stat. 984. That section was superseded by section 602 of act June 17, 1930, comprising this section, and repealed by section 651(a)(1) of the 1930 act.
Prior provisions requiring officers or persons employed in the customs revenue service, upon detection of any violation of the customs laws, to make complaint to the collector, were contained in act June 22, 1874, ch. 391, § 15,18 Stat. 189, prior to repeal by act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, § 643,42 Stat. 989.
Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–573and Pub. L. 98–473inserted reference to aircraft.
1970—Pub. L. 91–271substituted references to appropriate customs officer or such customs officer for references to collector wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–573effective Oct. 15, 1984, see section 214(e) ofPub. L. 98–573, set out as a note under section 1304 of this title.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 91–271, see section 203 ofPub. L. 91–271, set out as a note under section 1500 of this title.

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