This Act provides for the recovery of moveable and immoveable assets acquired as a result of an unlawful activity and establishes an Enforcement Authority, an Investigative Agency for this purpose. It also establishes a Recovered Assets Fund. Property which is attributable to property which is recoverable may be mixed with other property where it is used for the restoration or improvement of land.
Amended by: Asset Recovery (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 24 of 2012). (2012-11-08)
Amended by: Asset Recovery (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 29 of 2015). (2015-11-27)
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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars.
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