Imported monkey was “merchandise”

March 7, 2016

  • 114 Customs Duties
  • 114XV Violations of Customs Laws
  • 114k125 Offenses by owners or others in regard to importation of goods

03-07-16.jpgRhesus monkey brought into the United States by defendants constituted “merchandise” within the meaning of statute prohibiting importation of merchandise into the United States contrary to law; monkey was the defendants’ chattel.

U.S. v. Lawson, 618 F.Supp.2d 1251 (E.D. Wash., 2009)