Under the DTROP and OSCO, a court may issue a restraining order against a defendant's property at or near the time criminal proceedings are instituted.
Under DTROP section 28, the Chief Executive may promulgate orders designating countries whose confiscation orders can be considered as though they were made pursuant to DTROP (with some modifications).
Hong Kong's Mutual Legal Assistance Ordinance (MLAO), DTROP, and various administrative measures provide a platform for the sharing of seized assets with other governments.
UNATMO, DTROP and OSCO enable information sharing with relevant authorities outside Hong Kong to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts, drug-trafficking and other crimes.
It also reported that as of October 31, 2006, the amount confiscated and paid to the government since the enactment of DTRoP and OSCO was $55.4 million, and a total of 395 persons had been convicted of money laundering over that period.
In July 2002, the legislature passed several amendments to the DTRoP and OSCO to strengthen restraint and confiscation provisions.