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Causing a Danger of Being Impounded to Ships, Motor-vehicles and Aircraft by Taking Prohibited Goods on Board Etc in Germany

Provisions relating to causing a danger of being impounded to ships, motor-vehicles and aircraft by taking prohibited goods on board etc in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-five, under the heading “Criminal Self-seeking,” located in Section 297 Causing a danger of being impounded to ships, motor-vehicles and aircraft by taking prohibited goods on board etc, which reads: (1) Whosoever without the knowledge of the owner or the captain of the ship, or as captain without the knowledge of the owner, brings or takes property on board a German ship, the transport of which causes the danger of seizure or deprivation 1. of the ship or its cargo; or 2. the danger of criminal liability for the owner or the captain of the ship, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine. (2) Whosoever as owner of a ship, without the knowledge of the ships captain, brings or takes property on board a German ship, the transport of which causes the danger of criminal liability for the captain, shall incur the same penalty. (3) Subsection (1) No 1 above shall also apply to foreign ships which have taken on their cargo in whole or in part in Germany. (4) Subsections (1) to (3) above shall apply mutatis mutandis if goods are brought or taken on board motor-vehicles or aircraft. The registered user and the driver or pilot of the motor-vehicle or the aircraft shall be equivalent to the owner and the captain of a ship.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to causing a danger of being impounded to ships, motor-vehicles and aircraft by taking prohibited goods on board etc is current as of 2010

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