TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-9
Quarantine of Vessels

SECTION 23-9-21


§ 23-9-21 Forfeiture of unlawfully imported goods.

All goods imported in a vessel as described in this chapter that shall be clandestinely landed or brought into any house, shop, or warehouse without a certificate and allowance as provided in § 23-9-19, or that shall be imported by land as provided in § 23-9-20 and not cleansed or aired by order of the city or town council, shall be forfeited; one-third ( 1/3) of those goods to the use of the state and two-thirds ( 2/3) to the use of the person who shall sue for the goods.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 94, § 9; G.L. 1909, ch. 110, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 154, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 256, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 23-9-21; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 40.)