What is the CAD?

The Commercial Affairs Department (“CAD”) is a highly specialised and competent elite unit of the Singapore Police Force that reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is the principal white-collar crime investigation agency in Singapore and is tasked with the investigation of financial and commercial crimes. The most complex financial crimes are handled by […]

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What is corruption?

Corruption is the acceptance or agreement to accept, from any person, any gratification as an inducement or reward for the conferment of a benefit. This gratification, or bribe, can be monetary or non-monetary in nature. For example: Money, gifts, loans, fees, rewards, commissions or other property of any description Any office, employment or contract Any […]

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The CAD and Offences under the CDSA

The Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (“CDSA”) is the primary legislation which criminalises laundering of benefits from serious criminal offences by individuals and legal entities in Singapore. It is also the source of the Singapore Police Force’s (which includes the Commercial Affairs Department (“CAD”)) and the Corrupt Practices Investigation […]

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