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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2988

PUBLIC LAW 98-573—OCT. 30, 1984

agency which participated directly in the seizure or forfeiture of the property. "(d) The United States shall not be liable in any action relating to property transferred under this section if such action is beised on an act or omission occurring after the transfer.". (15) Section 619 (19 U.S.C. 1619) is amended— (A) by inserting "aircraft," after "vehicle," each place it appears, and (B) by striking out "$50,000" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$250,000". (16) The sentence beginning "Whenever any" in section 618 (19 U.S.C. 1618) is amended by inserting "aircraft," after "vehicle," each place it appears. (17) Part V of title IV (19 U.S.C. 1581 et seq.), as amended by paragraphs (11) and (13), is further amended by adding after section 588 the following new section: 19 USC 1589a.

26 USC 7607.

19 USC 1304

"SEC. 589. ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS.

"Subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Tresisury, an officer of the customs may— "(1) carry a firearm; "(2) execute and serve any order, warrant, subpena, 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 (b)(1) Section 7607 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 is repealed. (2) The table of sections for subchapter A of chapter 78 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 is amended by striking out the item relating to section 7607. SEC. 214. EFFECTIVE DATES.

(a) For purposes of this section, the term "15th day" means the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) Except as provided in subsections (c), (d), and (e), the amendments made by this title shall take effect on the 15th day. (c)(1) The amendment made by section 204 shall apply with respect to vessels returning from the British Virgin Islands on or after the 15th day. (2) The amendments made by section 207 shall apply with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day; except for such of those articles that, on or before the 15th day, had been taken on board for transit to the customs territory of the United States. (3)(A) The amendment made by section 208 shall apply with respect to entries made in connection with arrivals of vessels on or after the 15th day. (B) Upon request therefor filed with the customs officer concerned on or before the 90th day after the date of the enactment of this Act, any entry in connection with the arrival of a vessel used primarily for transporting passengers or property—