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Criminal Resource Manual 9 Sea Piracy (18 U.S.C. 1651)


Sea Piracy (18 U.S.C. § 1651)

Since 1819, the United States has had jurisdiction to prosecute anyone who commits the crime of piracy, as defined by the law of nations, on the high seas and is later brought to or found in the United States.
Updated February 19, 2015