Countering Transnational Organized Crime: The Fight Heats Up

Mike O'Brien

In an age of growing religious extremism and increasing nuclear threats, transnational organized crime (TOC) remains one of the major long-term threats to worldwide stability. By undermining democracy, draining legitimate assets and disrupting markets, transnational organized crime gangs pose a threat to the security of virtually every nation on the planet. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, TOC generates an estimated $870 billion a year. The most common crimes are...
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