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LIQUOR 345 SEC. 2908 . REUSE OF STAMPS OR BOTTLES, TAMPERING, AND UNLAW- FUL REMOVAL. Any person who shall reuse any stamp provided under sections 2903 to 2909, inclusive, after the same shall have been once affixed to a bottle as provided therein, or who shall reuse a bottle for the pur- pose of containing distilled spirits which has once been filled and stamped under the provisions of said sections without removing and destroying the stamp so previously affixed to such bottle, or who shall, contrary to the provisions of said sections or of the regulations issued thereunder remove or cause to be removed from any bonded ware- house any distilled spirits inspected or bottled under the provisions of said sections or who shall bottle or case any such spirits in viola- tion of said sections or of any regulation issued thereunder, or who shall, during the transportation and before the exportation of any such spirits, open or cause to be opened any case or bottle containing such spirits, or who shall willfully remove, change, or deface any stamp, brand, label, or seal affixed to any such case or to any bottle contained therein, shall for each such offense be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, and be imprisoned not more than two years, in the discretion of the court, and such spirits shall be forfeited to the United States. SEC. 2909. PUNISHMENT FOR COUNTERFEITING STAMPS. Every person who, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges, alters, or counterfeits any stamp made or used under any provision of sections 2903 to 2909, inclusive, or who uses, sells, or has in his possession any such forged, altered, or counterfeited stamp, or any plate or die used or which may be used in the manufacture thereof or who shall make, use, sell, or have in his possession any paper in imitation of the paper used in the manufacture of any stamp required by said sections, shall on conviction be punished by a fine not exceed- ing $1,000 and by imprisonment at hard labor not exceeding five years. SEC. 2910 . BOTTLING GIN IN BOND FOR EXPORT. (a) REQUJIEMENT.-D istilled spirits known commercially as inl of not less than 80 per centum proof may at any time within eight years after entry in bond at any distillery be bottled in bond at such distillery for export without the payment of tax, under such rules and regulations as the Conmmissioner, with the approval of the Sec- retary, may prescribe. (b) TRANSFER OF DUTIES.- For transfer of powers and duties of Commissioner and his agents, see section 3170. SEC. 2911 . EFFECT ON STATE LAWS. Nothing in sections 2903 to 2909, inclusive, shall be construed to exempt spirits bottled under the provisions of said sections from the operation of chapter 728 of the Act of August 8, 1890, 26 Stat. 313, U. S. C., Title 27, § 121. SEC. 2912 . FORFEITURE OF SPIRITS UNLAWFULLY REMOVED FROM DISTILLERY OR WAREHOUSE. All distilled spirits found elsewhere than in a distillery or internal revenue bonded warehouse, not having been removed therefrom according to law, shall be forfeited to the United States. SEC. 2913. PENALTY FOR UNLAWFUL REMOVAL OR CONCEALMENT OF SPIRITS. Whenever any person removes, or aids or abets in the removal of, any distilled spirits on which the tax has not been paid, to a place other than the internal revenue bonded warehouse provided by law, or conceals or aids in the concealment of any spirits so removed, or removes, or aids or abets in the removal of, any distilled spirits from any such warehouse authorized by law, in any manner other than is 98907°-39--PT. --- 23