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A Pointed Problem: What Are “Benefits From Criminal Conduct”? – Public Prosecutor v Gumede Sthembiso Joel [2024] SGHC 23 [case comment]

Stephania Wong

[2024] SAL Prac 12

In deciding what to make of 34.7kg of rhinoceros horns that had been illegally transported from South Africa into Singapore on their way to Laos, the High Court took the opportunity to clarify the meaning of “benefits from criminal conduct” under s 51(1)(a) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act 1992 (2020 Rev Ed).