PUBLIC LAW 99-570—OCT. 27, 1986
100 STAT. 3207-90
country and, in such a case the customs laws and other civil and criminal laws of the United States relating to the importation of merchandise, filing of false statements, and the unlawful removal of merchandise from customs custody shall apply in the same manner as if the foreign station is a port of entry within the customs territory of the United States. "(d) SEIZURES.—When authorized by treaty, agreement or foreign International law, merchandise which is subject to seizure or forfeiture under agreements. United States law may be seized in a foreign country and transported under customs custody to the customs territory to the United States to be proceeded against under the customs law. "(e) STATIONING OF FOREIGN CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN THE UNITED
STATES.—The Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary, International may enter into agreements with any foreign country authorizing the agreements. stationing in the United States of customs officials of that country (if similar privileges are extended by that country to United States officials) for the purpose of insuring that persons and merchandise going directly to that country from the United States comply with the customs and other laws of that country governing the importation of merchandise. Any foreign customs official stationed in the United States under this subsection may exercise such functions and perform such duties as United States officials may be authorized to perform in that foreign country under reciprocal agreement. "(f) APPLICATION OF CERTAIN LAWS.—When customs officials of a
foreign country are stationed in the United States in accordance with subsection (e), and if similar provisions are applied to United States officials stationed in that country— "(1) sections 111 and 1114 of title 18, United States Code, shall apply as if the officials were designated in those sections; and "(2) any person who in any matter before a foreign customs official stationed in the United States knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry, is liable for a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.".
PART 2—UNDERCOVER CUSTOMS OPERATIONS SEC. 3131. UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIVE OPERATIONS OF THE CUSTOMS SERVICE. (a) CERTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR EXEMPTION OF UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS FROM CERTAIN LAWS.—With respect to any undercover inves-
tigative operation of the United States Customs Service (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Service") which is necessary for the detection and prosecution of offenses against the United States which are within the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Treasury— (1) sums authorized to be appropriated for the Service may be used— (A) to purchase property, buildings, and other facilities, and to lease space, within the United States, the District of Columbia, and the territories and possessions of the United States without regard to—
19 USC 2081.