About Us

Who we are

The Assets Recovery Agency was established under Section 53 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No.9 of 2009 as a body corporate with the mandate of combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing through identification, tracing, freezing, seizure, and confiscation of proceeds of crime.

Proceed of crime” means any property or economic advantage derived or realized, directly or indirectly, as a result of or in connection with an offence irrespective of the identity of the offender and includes, on a proportional basis, property into which any property derived or realized directly from the offence was later successively converted, transformed or intermingled, as well as income, capital or other economic gains or benefits derived or realized from such property from the time the offence was committed.

Our Mandate

The Mandate of the Assets Recovery Agency under Section 54 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act No.9 of 2009 is to implement the provisions of Parts VII to XII. This includes; Criminal Forfeiture, Civil Forfeiture, administering the Criminal Assets Recovery Fund and international assistance in investigations and proceedings.

Our Procedures

The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act empowers the Director, Assets Recovery Agency, to make ex parte applications for preservation where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the property concerned has been used or is intended for use in the commission of an offense or is a proceed of crime.