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  • Publication Data:2017-09-15


‧To effectively withdraw illicit income of criminal gang, the MOJ has actively promoted amendment of Money Laundering Control Act, which took place on 28th June 2017. As for transnational telecommunication fraud, the amended Article 15 would make money mules subject to anti-money laundering laws. In addition, the amended Article 18 authorizes the government to confiscate illegal income from money laundering. In Article 3, the minimal punishment of an offense was amended from 5-year to 6-month imprisonment which lowering the penalty threshold. Meanwhile, the amendment of the Act also included Criminal Code of the Republic of China, Article 339, 339-3, 339-4 (Aggravated Fraud), broadening the scope of Money Laundering Control Act.

‧To effectively combat organized crimes, especially transnational telecommunication fraud and drug crimes, the revision of Organized Crime Prevention Act came into force after promulgation on 19th April 2017. From then on, individuals of criminal organization would be charged according to Criminal Code of the Republic of China, Article 339-4 (Aggravated Fraud) as well as Organized Crime Prevention Act.

‧The Act on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters came into effect on May 4, 2018. This law is expected to facilitate request and execution of international criminal matters.

‧The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini on the Transfer of Convicted Offenders and Co-operation in the Enforcement of Penal Sentences” was inked on February 27, 2019, in the Ministry of Justice.

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