This statute specifically forbids the actual or attempted willful damage to property being transported in interstate or foreign commerce while such property is in the control of a commercial carrier by rail, motor vehicle, or air. Water transport is not included since offenses involving cargo aboard certain vessels are already proscribed by 18 U.S.C. § 2271 et seq. A judgment of conviction or acquittal on the merits in any state or federal court is a statutory bar to prosecution for the same act(s). See 49 U.S.C. § 80501(b).
[cited in USAM 9-139.020]