Government agency entrusted with enforcement of laws and regulations to collect and protect import-revenues, and to regulate and document the flow of goods in and out of the country. Not to be confused with custom.

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  • The customs officers at the airport insisted on knowing what was in my bag, and then they confiscated it for further investigation.

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  • At the airport, the customs officer confiscated the Brian�s duffel bag because he suspected Brian was trying to smuggle narcotics into the country.

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  • When traveling for the first time it is important to do research beforehand to learn the customs and habits of the new culture so that they do not offend anyone

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