DIAMONDS ACT - 1972 (NRCD 32)

    Section - 11 - Offences Triable on Indictment.

    Any person who-

    (a) offers to sell or sells or disposes of any diamond except as authorised by this Decree; or

    (b) buys or exports any diamond except as authorised by this Decree; or

    (c) being found in possession of any diamond, does not prove to the satisfaction of the Court that he obtained it lawfully; or

    (d) searches for diamonds on land which is the subject of a mining concession without the authority of the concession holder and otherwise than under a claim of right made in good faith; or

    (e) conceals or carries away any diamond with intent to evade any provision of this Decree; or

    (f) being an employee, steals any diamond,

    shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand cedis or to imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both.[As amended by the Diamonds (Amendment) Law 1989 (PNDCL 216) s.1(b)]