10.25.2010

Article 157 - draft amendment

Article 157 (Shielding smuggling with arms, resisting the seizure of smuggled goods) Whoever shields smuggling with arms shall be given a heavier punishment in accordance with the provisions in the first paragraph of Article 151 of this Law.

Whoever, by means of violence or threat, resists the seizure of smuggled goods shall be punished for the crime of smuggling and the crime of preventing State functionaries from performing their duties according to law, as stipulated in Article 277 of this Law, and in accordance with the provisions regarding the combined punishment for several crimes.

The fourth paragraph of article 151 allowed the use of life imprisonment or the death penalty.

Current version

Article 157 Whoever shields smuggling with arms shall be given a heavier punishment in accordance with the provisions in the first or fourth paragraph of Article 151 of this Law.

Whoever, by means of violence or threat, resists the seizure of smuggled goods shall be punished for the crime of smuggling and the crime of preventing State functionaries from performing their duties according to law, as stipulated in Article 277 of this Law, and in accordance with the provisions regarding the combined punishment for several crimes.

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