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NCJ Number: 119810 Find in a Library
Title: Forfeiture of the Profits and Proceeds Derived From Drug Trafficking: Thoughts on Future Action in Malaysia
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:36  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October-December 1984)  Pages:31-41
Author(s): K C Vohrah
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 11
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article describes legislation under consideration in Malaysia to detain drug traffickers and confiscate the profits from their illegal activities.
Abstract: Malaysia law lacks provisions for the mandatory forfeiture of proceeds obtained from drug trafficking. Therefore, the Malaysian Parliament is considering a bill that would detain without trial criminal drug syndicate leaders or others found to have been involved or associated with drug trafficking. Additional legislation to authorize forfeiture of proceeds from drug trafficking is also being considered, provided such legislation can overcome constitutional problems relating to the secrecy of bank accounts and tax returns and the need to trace proceeds and keep track of tainted money abroad. A serious lack of international cooperation exists for investigations that would trace, seize, and secure forfeiture of proceeds of drug crimes committed abroad. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug forfeiture
Index Term(s): Malaysia
Note: Second special issue on forfeiture of the proceeds of drug crimes
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