Sanctions

Sanctions

The AML/CFT sanctions regime consists of both criminal and administrative sanctions. Section 136 of AMLA, 2013 (as amended) provides for the penalties for Money Laundering offences committed. It prescribes for both natural and legal persons. Section 21(pa) gives powers to the Financial Intelligence Authority to impose administrative sanctions on an accountable person who fails to comply with directives, guidelines or requests issued by the Authority. The administrative sanctions regime will be effective after being issued by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.