of thousands of U. S. tourists who returned through the Port of New
York in the last two years, the Treasury Department last week sent a
questionnaire. Promised immunity, each was asked whether he had given
the customs inspectors at the pier a gratuity, whether any had been
asked. Purpose of the quiz: to break up petty customs graft, to smash a
ring of narcotic smugglers.
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