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Israel Will Crack Down on Immigrants Who Violate Customs Rules

The Treasury said today that it would crack down on any immigrants who violated their privilege to bring certain articles into the country duty free. A Treasury spokesman said that legal action would be taken if exempted articles brought into the country for personal use are found in the possession of another person.

In addition, the violator will have all duty free privileges withdrawn, the spokesman said. A new law substantially reducing immigrant privileges with regard to customs exemptions has been postponed for six months as a result of pressure from various immigrant groups in the country. The statute that was to have taken effect this month will not become law until Jan. 1, 1974.

Under the new law immigrants will no longer be able to receive duty-free parcels from home during their first three years of residence here. They will enjoy customs exemptions only for articles imported from their country of origin.