General Import & Export Co., Inc. v. United States
286 U.S. 70 (1932)

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General Import & Export Co., Inc. v. United States, 286 U.S. 70 (1932)

General Import & Export Co., Inc. v. United States

No. 811

Argued April 15, 1932

Decided May 2, 1932

286 U.S. 70

Syllabus

A vessel seized in territorial waters while carrying an unmanifested cargo of intoxicating liquor may be libeled under the Tariff Act of 1922, §§ 584 and 594, (19 U.S.C. §§ 486, 498) to enforce the money penalties thereby imposed upon the matter and charged upon the vessel for his misconduct in not producing a manifest and in carrying cargo not described in a manifest. Section 26 of the National Prohibition Act does not prevent. General Motors Acceptance Corp. v. United States, ante, p. 286 U. S. 49; United States v. The Ruth Mildred, ante, p. 286 U. S. 67. P. 286 U. S. 73.

56 F.2d 590 affirmed.

Certiorari, 285 U.S. 534, to review the reversal of a decree, 47 F.2d 336, dismissing a libel to enforce liens on a vessel.

Page 286 U. S. 72

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