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3.1

Any person committing, attempting or participating in a money laundering offence shall be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven (7) years and a fine not exceeding Bahrain Dinars One Million (BD 1,000,000/-).

The punishment shall be imprisonment for a period of not less than five (5) years and fine of not less than Bahrain Dinars One Hundred Thousand (BD 100,000/-) in any of the following cases:

(a) the accused has committed the offence through an organised criminal gang;
(b) the accused has committed the offence by using his power or influence through an institution;
(c) the accused has committed the offence for the purpose of disguising the source of the proceeds which are derived from criminal activity to appear as of a lawful source.
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