The offence of Money Laundering generally involve the following three stages namely placement, layering and integration.

πŸ“Œ Placement:

The Money Launderer, who is holding the money generated from criminal activities, introduces the illegal funds into the financial systems. This might be done by breaking up large amount of money into less conspicuous smaller sums which are deposited directly into a Bank Account or by purchasing a series of financial products.

πŸ“Œ Layering:

In this stage, the Money Launderer typically engages in a series of continuous conversions or movements of funds, within the financial or banking system by way of numerous accounts, so as to hide their true origin and to distance them from their criminal source. The Money Launderer may use various channels for movement of funds, like a series of Bank Accounts, sometimes spread across the globe, especially in those jurisdictions which do not cooperate in anti-money laundering investigations.

πŸ“Œ Integration:

Having successfully processed through the first two stages of Money Laundering, the Launderer then moves to this third stage in which the funds reach the legitimate economy, after getting inseparably mixed with the legitimate money earned through legal sources of income. The Money Launderer might then choose to invest the funds into real estate, business ventures & luxury assets, etc. so that he can enjoy the laundered money, without any fear of law enforcement agencies.

The above three steps may not always follow each other. At times, illegal money may be mixed with legitimate money, even prior to placement in the financial system. In certain cash rich businesses like Gambling and Real Estate, the proceeds of crime may be invested without entering the mainstream financial system at all.


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Punishment –

πŸ“Œ Attachment of property under Section 5 of PMLA, 2002, seizure or freezing of property and records under Section 17 or Section 18 of PMLA, 2002. It is also applied on assets of any kind used in the commission of an offence under PMLA, 2002 or any of the scheduled offences.

πŸ“Œ Persons found guilty of an offence of Money Laundering are punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 3 years but may extend up to 7 years and shall also be liable to fine under Section 4 of PMLA, 2002.

πŸ“Œ When the scheduled offence committed is under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), 1985 the punishment shall be imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 3 years but which may extend up to 10 years and shall also be liable to fine.

πŸ“Œ The prosecution or conviction of any legal juridical person is not contingent on the prosecution or conviction of any individual.


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Enforcement Directorate (ED)

The ED has got following power –

πŸ“Œ To provisionally attach any property derived or obtained, directly or indirectly, by any person as a result of criminal activity relating to a scheduled offence or the value of any such property under Section 5 of PMLA Act, 2002;

πŸ“Œ To conduct survey of a place under Section 16 of PMLA Act, 2002;

πŸ“Œ To conduct search of building, place, vessel, vehicle or aircraft & seize/freeze records & property under Section 17 of PMLA Act, 2002;

πŸ“Œ To conduct personal search under Section 18 of PMLA Act, 2002;

πŸ“Œ To arrest persons accused of committing the offence of Money Laundering under ection 19 of PMLA Act, 2002;

πŸ“Œ To summon and record the statements of persons concerned under Section 50 of PMLA Act, 2002.


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Time limit of Seizure –

πŸ“Œ The property & record may, if seized be retained or if frozen may continue to remain frozen for a period not exceeding 180 days from the day on which such property or record were seized or frozen, unless the Adjudicating Authority permits retention of such record or property beyond the period of 180 days as per sections 20 & 21 of PMLA, 2002.

Arrest –

πŸ“Œ The Authorized Officer making arrest shall, as soon as may be, inform the arrestee of the grounds for such arrest.

πŸ“Œ Every person so arrested shall, within twenty four hours, be taken to a Judicial Magistrate or a Metropolitan Magistrate, as the case may be, having jurisdiction as per section 19 of PMLA, 2002.

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