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Customs Consolidation Act 1876

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187Rescuing goods. Rescuing person Assaulting, resisting, or obstructing officers

Every person who shall rescue, or endeavour to rescue, any goods seized by any officer of Customs or other person authorised to seize the same, or before or after seizure shall stave, break, or destroy, or endeavour to stave, break, or destroy any goods, to prevent the seizure or the securing thereof by such officer or other person; or shall rescue any person apprehended for any offence punishable by fine or imprisonment under the Customs Acts, or prevent or attempt to prevent his apprehension; or shall assault or obstruct any officer of the army, navy, marines, coastguard, Customs, or other person duly employed for the prevention of smuggling, in the execution of his duty, or in the seizing of any goods liable to forfeiture under the Customs Acts, or shall aid, abet, or assist in committing any of the foregoing offences, shall for each such offence forfeit a penalty of one hundred pounds.

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