German Cabinet Approves Drug-Related Laundering and Forfeiture

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Friday, November 1, 1991
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
The German Cabinet has sanctioned a draft law anti-narcotics trafficking law. The new law will criminalize money laundering and enable the courts to, as part of their sentence, fine violators an amount up to the value of their entire assets. In addition, the draft law increase prison sentences for crimes involving gangs and provide enhanced authority to confiscate the property of drug criminals.