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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2056

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

the appropriate State or local official immediately upon the initiation of the proper actions by such officials. "(d) Whenever forfeiture proceedings are discontinued by the United States in favor of State or local proceedings, notice shall be sent to all known interested parties advising them of the discontinuance or dismissal. The United States shall not be liable in any action arising out of the seizure, detention, and transfer of seized property to State or local officials.". SEC. 319. Section 619 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1619) is amended by— (a) striking out "$50,000" each time it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$150,000"; and (b) adding at the end thereof "In no event shall the Secretary delegate the authority to pay an award under this section in excess of $10,000 to an official below the level of the Commissioner of Customs.". SEC. 320. The Tariff Act of 1930 is amended by adding a new section 589, to read as follows: 19 USC 1589. 19 USC 1401.


49 USC app. 1509.

19 USC 1711.

"§ 589. Arrest authority of customs officers "Subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, an officer of the Customs Service as defined in section 401(i) of this Act, as amended, may— "(1) carry a firearm; "(2) execute and serve any order, warrant, subpoena, summons, or other process issued under the authority of the United States; "(3) make an arrest without a warrant for any offense against the United States committed in the officer's presence or for a felony, cognizable under the laws of the United States committed outside the officer's presence if the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing a felony; and "(4) perform any other law enforcement duty that the Secretary of the Treasury may designate.". (b) Section 7607 of the Internal Revenue Act of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 7607) is repealed. SEC. 321. Sections 602, 605, 606, 608, 609, 611, 613, 614, 615, 618, and 619 (19 U.S.C. 1602, 1605, 1606, 1608, 1609, 1611, 1613, 1614, 1615, 1618, and 1619) of the Tariff Act of 1930 are amended by inserting the word "aircraft," immediately after the words "vehicle" or "vehicles," wherever they appear. SEC. 322. Section 644 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1644) is amended to read as follows: "§ 644. Application of the Federal Aviation Act and section 1518(d) of title 33 "(a) The authority vested by section 1109 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1509) in the Secretary of the Treasury, by regulation to provide for the application to civil air navigation of the laws and regulations relating to the administration of customs, and of the laws and regulations relating to the entry and clearance of vessels, shall extend to the application in like manner of any of the provisions of this Act, or of the Anti-Smuggling Act of 1935, or of any regulations promulgated hereunder.