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1882. Trade in Diamonds Consolidation Act

This "prescribed a maximum penalty of a thousand-pound fine or fifteen years' imprisonment or both for being in unlawful possession of uncut diamonds. Only a licensed dealer was allowed to buy uncut diamonds" (Simons & Simons 1969: 41).

This could be the same as the ILLICIT DIAMOND BUYING ACT referred to by Simons & Simons (1969: 55).

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