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NCJ Number: 119812 Find in a Library
Title: Forfeiture of the Proceeds of Drug-Related Crimes: A Swedish Point of View
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:36  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October-December 1984)  Pages:51-59
Author(s): S Riberdahl; S Vangby
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 9
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article describes Sweden's laws for tracing, freezing, and obtaining forfeiture of illegal drug trafficking assets and details law enforcement problems that could be remedied by international agreement.
Abstract: While Swedish courts are empowered to issue orders to sequester and forfeit drug trafficking assets, it is difficult to prove relationships between drug trafficking and property obtained with illegal profits. Forfeiture orders cannot be carried out if the offenders do not live or own property in Sweden or if Swedish citizens transfer illegally-acquired profits abroad. Because current agreements among governments are not effective in dealing with these problems, the U.N. Commission of Narcotic Drugs should create an international agreement permitting governments to assist one another in tracing, freezing, and forfeiting the profits of drug crimes. 4 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug forfeiture
Index Term(s): International drug law enforcement; Sweden
Note: Second special issue on forfeiture of the proceeds of drug crimes
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