18 U.S.C. § 2290 Jurisdiction and Scope

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-34 (published on www.congress.gov on 12/26/2023), except for [P. L. 118-31]
Year2023
Citation18 U.S.C. § 2290

(a) JURISDICTION.-There is jurisdiction, including extraterritorial jurisdiction, over an offense under this chapter if the prohibited activity takes place-

(1) within the United States and within waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; or

(2) outside United States and-

(A) an offender or a victim is a national of the United States (as that term is defined under section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act ( 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(22) ); 1

(B) the activity involves a vessel in which a national of the United States was on board; or

(C) the activity involves a vessel of the United States (as that term is defined under section 2 2 of the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (46 U.S.C. App. 1903).1

(b) SCOPE.-Nothing in this chapter shall apply to otherwise lawful activities carried out by or at the direction of the United States Government.

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