19 U.S. Code § 1496 - Examination of baggage
The appropriate customs officer may cause an examination to be made of the baggage of any person arriving in the United States in order to ascertain what articles are contained therein and whether subject to duty, free of duty, or prohibited notwithstanding a declaration and entry therefor has been made.
Source(June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title IV, § 496,46 Stat. 727; Pub. L. 91–271, title III, § 301(b),June 2, 1970, 84 Stat. 287.)
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, § 496,42 Stat. 964. That section was superseded by section 496 of act June 17, 1930, comprising this section, and repealed by section 651(a)(1) of the 1930 act.
1970—Pub. L. 91–271substituted reference to appropriate customs officer for reference to collector.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment