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Location: Bahrain Anti Money Laundering Law 2001 > Article 6 Investigations Procedure > 6.1
  • Article 6 Investigations Procedure

    • 6.1

      Where the Enforcement Unit has evidence that a person has committed or attempted or participated in committing a money laundering offence, it may obtain an order issued by the Investigation Magistrate authorising any of the following actions:

      (a) requiring the accused or any other natural or corporate person to deliver up any documents or records or papers or to provide any information which is requisite for the investigation;
      (b) entry into public or private premises for the attachment of any documents, records, papers or objects which are requisite for the investigation;
      (c) attachment and freezing of any property which is subject to confiscation in accordance with the provisions of this Law;
      (d) prohibition of the transfer of such property.

    • 6.2

      The Enforcement Unit may order the attachment of the property related to the offence in order to prevent its disposal, provided that the Investigation Magistrate shall be notified within three (3) days of the issue of the said order.

      Any interested party may appeal to the competent Court from any order issued pursuant to the preceding paragraph within fifteen (15) days of the date of issue of the order.

      The ruling of the Court in the appeal shall be final until the criminal case is adjudged or disposed of.

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