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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c.33)

665.The main amendment of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 is also a consequence of the replacement of drug and non-drug money laundering offences with new all crime money laundering offences. Under section 151 of the 1988 Act, HM Customs have certain powers to arrest bail absconders. The amendment of section 151 gives Customs the power to arrest bail absconders in connection with a wider range of money laundering activity.

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