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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2054

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

"(b) As used in this section, the term 'controlled substance' has the meaning given that term in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802).". SEC. 312. Section 608 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1608) is amended in the second sentence by inserting after "penal sum o f the following: "$5,000 or 10 per centum of the value of the claimed property, whichever is lower, but not less than,". SEC. 313. Section 609 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1609) is amended by striking out "after deducting the actual expenses of seizure, publication, and sale in the Treasury of the United States." and inserting in lieu thereof "after deducting expenses enumerated in section 613 of this Act into the Customs Forfeiture Fund.". SEC. 314. Section 610 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1610) is amended by striking out "If the value of any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage so seized is greater than $10,000," and substituting in lieu thereof the following: "If any vessel, vehicle, aircraft, merchandise, or baggage is not subject to the procedure set forth in section 607,". SEC. 315. Section 612 of the. Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1612) is amended by— (1) inserting "aircraft," immediately after "vehicle," wherever it appears in the section; (2) striking out "and the value of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage as determined under section 606 does not exceed $10,000," in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and the article is subject to the provisions of section 607 of this Act,"; and (3) striking out "If such value of such vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or baggage exceeds $10,000," in the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "If the article is not subject to the provisions of section 607 of this Act,". SEC. 316. Section 613(a)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1613(a)(3)) is amended to read as follows: "(3) The residue shall be deposited in the Customs Forfeiture Fund.". SEC. 317. The Tariff Act of 1930 is amended by adding a new section immediately after section 613 (19 U.S.C. 1613) to read as follows: 19 USC 1613a. Establishment.

19 USC 1613.

Post, p. 2056.

"§ 613a. Customs Forfeiture Fund "(a) There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a special fund for the United States Customs Service that shall be entitled the 'Customs Forfeiture Fund' (hereinafter referred to in this section as the 'fund'). This fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation in such amounts as may be specified in appropriations Acts for the following purposes of the United States Customs Service— "(1) the payment of all proper expenses of the seizure or detention or the proceedings of forfeiture and sale (not otherwise recovered under section 613(a)) including but not limited to, expenses of inventory, security, maintaining the custody of the property, advertising and sale, and if condemned by the court and a bond for such costs was not given, the costs as taxed by the court; and "(2) the payment of awards of compensation to informers under section 619 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.