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3484 PROCLAMATIONS, 1935. ESTABLISHMENT OF CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AREA No. 3 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION me~r::. eL fOTCe- WHEREAS section 1 (a) of the Anti-Smuggling Act, approved AtIII,p .61"/. August 5, 1935 (Public No. 238, 74th Congress), provides, among other things, that whenever the President finds and declares that at any place or within any area on the high seas adjacent to but outside customs waters any vessel or vessels hover or are being kept off the coast of the United States, and that, by virtue of the presence of any such vessel or vessels at such place or within such area, the unlawful introduction or removal into or from the lTnited States of any mer- chandise or person is being or may be occasioned, promoted, or t.hreatened, the place or area so found and declared shall constitute 0. customs-enforcement area for the ~ur~oses of this Act: Area No. :s estab- NO\V, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, llabed. J',!"esident of the United States of America, do hereby find and declare: DeIclrlpUOI1, 1. That vessels hover or are being kept off the coast of the United States on the high se&.S adjacent to but out8ide cllstoms waters within the area described as follows: That area of wateIs of the Gulf of :Mexico bounded by: (a) The arc of a circle described "ith a radius of one hundred nautical miles from a center at Latitude twenty-eight degrees forty- sc'{en minutes North (28°-47' N) Longitude ninety-one degrees forty- five minutes 'Vest (91 °-45' W'). (b) That »art of an irre~ular curve, included within the art of tho circle dt~scribeJ in (a), WlllCh is the locus of outermost points twelve nautiC'alnllles offshore from low watsr mark of the coast of the United States. (c) That part of un irre~ular curve, included within the n.rc of tho circle described in (a), WlllCh is the locus of outermost points six tv- two nautical ruiles offt;hore from low water mark uf the coast of tfw Unitod Stutes. 2. That the place or immediate area within the area described in paragraph 1 where such vessels are hovering or are being kept is: That place or immediate area on the Gulf of Mexico at Latif,ude twanty-eigbt degrees forty-seven minutes North (28 0 -4 7' N) Longi- tude ninety-one degrees forty-five minutes West (91 0 -4 5' \V). 3. That the area described in paragraph 1 does not include any waters more than one hundred nautical miles from the place or im- mediate area where such vessels are and are hereby declared to be hovering or kept, and does not include any waters more than fifty nautical miles outward from the outer liInit of customs waters. 4. That, by virtue of the presence of such vessels within the area described m paragraph 1, the unlawful introduction or removal into or from the United States of merchandise or persons is being or may be occasioned, promoted, or threatened. 5. That all the waters within the area described in paragraph 1 are in such proximity to such vessels that such uclawful introduction or removal of merchandise or persons may be carried on by or to or from such vessels. Provisions of bw to And I do hereby proclaim that under the terms of the said Anti- be enCoroed , Smuggling Act, the area described in paragraph 1 constitutes a cus- toms-enforcement area, to be designated os Customs Enforcement Area No.3, and the provisions of law applying to the high seas adjacent to customs waters of the United States i;hall he enforced in such area upon any vessel, merchandise, or person found therein.