Countering organized crime in the Horn of Africa

This column is an interview with a UNODC official responsible for countering organized crime and illegal trafficking. His unit together with Interpol held a workshop in Eritrea and have been working closely with police and others in East Africa for the last several years. Hi cites increased regional cooperation and noted “The range of organized crimes that occur are not really unique to East Africa. Obviously, human trafficking and related smuggling of migrants feed on the innocent aspiration of individuals in quest of a better future elsewhere. For us, movement of peoples out of the Horn of Africa by criminal syndicates remains a key focus.”

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