National Affairs: Thief Catch Thief

No little has the public heard of tourists returning from abroad who fail to declare the full value of their purchases, hoping to cheat the Government of its legal customs dues. Next to nothing has the public heard of the Government mulcting tourists of from 30% to 40% more in tariff duties than is legally collectible. Recently persons not so ignorant of the law as the average tourist began to make in- quiries. Last week, Customs officials publicly admitted that tourists have for years paid millions of dollars...

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