This section was derived from R.S. § 3087, which, however, contained a further provision requiring collectors to cause suits to be commenced without delay and prosecuted to effect. That provision was omitted as inconsistent with section 604 of act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, 42 Stat. 984
, constituting former section
of this title. Act Sept. 21, 1922, was repealed by act June 17, 1930, but section 604 of the latter Act, constituting section
of this title, reenacted section 604 of the former Act.
1970—Pub. L. 91–271
substituted reference to the appropriate customs officer for reference to the collector.
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 91–271
, see section 203 ofPub. L. 91–271
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Functions of all officers of Department of the Treasury and functions of all agencies and employees of such Department transferred, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of the Treasury, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or performance of any of his functions, by any of those officers, agencies, and employees, by Reorg. Plan No. 26 of 1950, §§ 1,
, eff. July 31, 1950, 15
, 64 Stat. 1280
, 1281, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. Customs officers, referred to in this section, are under Department of the Treasury.