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[74 Stat. 67]
[74 Stat. 67]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-429-APR. 22, 1960

and in the instance of (1) and (2) then only if— " (A) such country has instituted and maintains, in conformity with the respective conventions, a system which the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate deems adequate, for the control of imports of narcotic drugs; " (B) the narcotic drug is consigned to a holder of such permits or licenses as may be required under the laws of the country of import; and " (C) there is furnished to the Secretary or his delegate proof deemed adequate by him that the narcotic dru^ is to be applied exclusively to medical and scientific uses withni the country to which exported, that it will not be reexported from such country, and that there is an actual need for the narcotic drug for medical and scientific uses within such country. •'(b) The exceptions contained in subsection (a) shall not apply to smoking opium or opium prepared for smoking, the exportation of which is absolutely prohibited. "(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), the Secretary or his delegate may authorize the exportation of any narcoti(5 drug (including crude opium and coca leaves) to a country which has ratified and become a party either to the 1912 convention, the 1925 convention, or the 1931 convention and supplementing protocols of 1946 and 1948, if the particular drug is to be applied to a special scientific purpose in the country of destination and the authorities of such country will permit the importation of the particular drug for such purpose. " (d) The Secretary of State shall request all foreign governments to communicate through the diplomatic channels copies of the laws and regulations promulgated in their respective countries which prohibit or regulate the importation and shipment in transit of any narcotic drug and, when received, shall advise the Secretary or his delegate thereof." A U T H O R I Z I N G IMPORTATION OF NARCOTIC DRUGS AS TO CERTAIN PERSONS

SEC. 16. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act or any other law, the Secretary or his delegate may in his discretion authorize the importation of any narcotic drug or drugs (including crude opium or coca leaves) for delivery to officials of the United Nations, of the Government of the United States, or of any of the several States, or to any person licensed or qualified to be licensed under section 8 of this Act, for scientific purposes only. ENFORCEMENT A N D AUTHORITY TO DELEGATE F U N C T I O N S

SEC. 17. I t shall be the duty of the Secretary or his delegate to enforce the provisions of this Act, and he is hereby authorized to make, prescribe, and publish all necessary rules and regulations for carrying out its provisions, including but not limited to rules and regulations for the prevention of unlawful diversion of narcotic drugs, and to confer or impose any of the rights, privileges, powers, and duties conferred or imposed upon him by this Act upon such officers or employees of the Treasury Department as he shall designate or appoint. PENAL, PROVISIONS

SEC. 18. (a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.