Excise Act, 2001
Marginal note:Laundering proceeds of certain offences
231 (1) No person shall use, transfer the possession of, send or deliver to any person or place, transport, transmit, alter, dispose of or otherwise deal with, in any manner or by any means, any property or any proceeds of any property with intent to conceal or convert that property or those proceeds, knowing that all or part of that property or those proceeds were obtained or derived directly or indirectly as a result of
(a) the commission of an offence under section 214 or subsection 216(1) or 218(1); or
(b) a conspiracy or an attempt to commit, being a party to, being an accessory after the fact in relation to, or any counselling in relation to, an offence referred to in paragraph (a).
(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1)
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years, or to both; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine of not more than $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months, or to both.
(3) A peace officer or a person acting under the direction of a peace officer is not guilty of an offence under this section by reason only that the peace officer or person does any of the things mentioned in subsection (1) for the purposes of an investigation or otherwise in the execution of the peace officer’s duties.
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