Conflict zones provide organized crime gangs with billions of illicit profit every year
Photo by: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
Transnational crime is a growing risk that is posing a major challenge to police forces, including UN Police, and conflict zones provide the opportunity for organized crime to make profits estimated at over $30 billion every year.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Crime was set up in 2013 to help the UN and other multilateral organizations to improve their strategies for combatting this emerging and dangerous phenomenon.
Speaking to her ahead of her address to the Security Council, Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director of the organisation briefed the UN Peacekeeping operations and highlighted some of the reasons that transnational organized crime is a growing risk.