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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1706                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 83 - POSTAL SERVICE

HEAD

    Sec. 1706. Injury to mail bags

STATUTE

      Whoever tears, cuts, or otherwise injures any mail bag, pouch, or
    other thing used or designed for use in the conveyance of the mail,
    or draws or breaks any staple or loosens any part of any lock,
    chain, or strap attached thereto, with intent to rob or steal any
    such mail, or to render the same insecure, shall be fined under
    this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 779; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 312 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 189, 35 Stat. 1124).
      A fine of "$1,000" was substituted for "$500" thus increasing the
    maximum to correspond with other comparable sections. (See section
    1705 of this title.)
      Minor verbal changes were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $1,000".
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