27.1034 Exportation of contraband.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 27.1034]

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to export, attempt to export, or attempt to cause another to export from the Territory, or conceal for the purpose of exportation, any of the following items:

(1) Controlled substances as defined in A.S.C.A. Title 13, Chapter 10.

(2) Currency, coin, travelers checks, money orders, and/or negotiable instruments of a total of more than $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) unless the same is reported to the Customs Division in a signed customs declaration form prior to leaving the Territory.

(3) Firearms other than rifles with a bore not exceeding .22 caliber and shotguns other than those with a gauge of 12, 16, 20, and 410 and otherwise in compliance with A.S.C.A. Title 46, Chapter 42.

(4) Ammunition other than regular .22 caliber cartridges and shotgun shells for the shotguns described in subsection (3).

(5) Arms as defined in A.S.C.A. 46.4220.

(6) Goods, merchandise or commodities that violate international or U.S. copyright or patent laws.

(b) Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced for a class D felony, in addition to any other penalty or fine which may otherwise be imposed under this chapter.

(c) Individuals attempting to export contraband or merchandise from American Samoa unlawfully shall have such contraband or merchandise seized by customs officers and subjected to forfeiture.

History: 2008, PL 30-36.