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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 328: Arrangements

474.Section 328 simplifies and replaces section 50 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and section 93A of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, section 38 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 and Article 46 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.

475.To establish an offence under this clause, the prosecutor would need to establish that a person entered into or became concerned in an arrangement which he knew or suspected would make it easier for another person to acquire, retain, use or control criminal property and that the person concerned also knew or suspected that the property constituted or represented benefit from criminal conduct. Section 328 includes the same defences against committing the offence, as are included in section 327.

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