Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific


 A Threat Assessment

A 2013 UNODC (United Nationas Office of Drugs and Crime) report notes that rapid economic and social development in East Asia and the Pacific over recent decades has been accompanied by the development of criminal enterprises.  Four of the twelve illicit trade flows involves human beings.  “Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are still high profit-low risk crimes where conviction rates are far too low.  Efforts to solve these problems must be embedded in a wider migration and development policy framework.”

Download a copy of the UNODC report here.

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