18 U.S.C. § 512 provides that, with certain exceptions, a motor vehicle or motor vehicle part that has a falsified or removed identification number is subject to seizure and forfeiture. The forfeiture provisions in the customs law (19 U.S.C. § 1581 et seq.) are made applicable to seizures and forfeitures under 18 U.S.C. § 512. For guidance on the statutory forfeiture provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 512, contact the Asset Forfeiture Office and Money Laundering Section of the Criminal Division, (202) 514-1263.
[cited in JM 9-61.700]