TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 83 - POSTAL SERVICE
Sec. 1706. Injury to mail bags
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.
(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.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000".
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