A view of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department building.
The UAE Public Prosecution has ordered a gang of nine members to be referred to the court after being found guilty of committing a money-laundering crime using the funds they collected from theft and fraud operations.
The Federal Decree No. (20) of 2018 on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism is a fundamental pillar and contributes to raising the effectiveness of the legal and institutional framework of the nation to achieve desired results, in line with the requirements and recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The Court also ordered the seizure of the proceeds of the money laundering crime and the property of equivalent value, sentenced the two accused to pay an amount of Dhs501,000 as temporary compensation for the two companies claiming civil rights.
They were also fined Dhs50,000, while their driving licences were suspended for six months and their vehicles were confiscated for sale at an auction, provided that the price would be used in repairing the public roads that were damaged by the defendants.
The incident took place in Al Quoz Industrial Area where an Asian girl filed a complaint that a gang kept her in an apartment where she was forced to work as a prostitute.
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