27.1009 Boarding and searching vessels.

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Any customs officer may at any time go on board any vessel at any place in American Samoa or within the customs water and examine the manifest and other documents and papers, and examine, inspect, and search the vessel and every part thereof and any person, trunk, package, or cargo on board. For this purpose, he may hail and stop such vessel and use all necessary force to compel compliance.

History: 1963, PL 8-1; 2008, PL 30-36.