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UNODC commends Nigeria for its fight against maritime crime

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has commended the Government of Nigeria, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and...

UNODC and Mozambique cooperate to promote maritime security

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The Mozambique Channel is one of the primary passageways for the movement of illicit goods in the region. In recent years, maritime terrorism has...

Rescuing trafficking victims in Malawi

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Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers and young women sexually exploited in nightclubs or...

Firearms trafficking is enabler and multiplier of violence

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Trafficking in and of firearms is a “grave threat” to human life and international security, the UN crime fighting chief said when launching a...

Illegal ivory trade shrinks while pangolin trafficking booms, UN says

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The illegal global trade in ivory has shrunk while the trafficking of pangolins has soared, a UN report on wildlife crime based on four...

Piracy and crime on the high seas growing and becoming more...

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International maritime crime is becoming “increasingly sophisticated” as criminal groups exploit jurisdiction and enforcement challenges on the high seas and pose “immediate danger to...

Human trafficking reaching “horrific dimensions” – UN

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A new UN report shows human trafficking is on the rise and taking on "horrific dimensions", with sexual exploitation of victims the main driver. Children...

Piracy prosecution training in Seychelles

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While pirate attacks have all but become a forgotten issue off the African east coast, the follow-up as far as successful prosecution...

Joining hands against drugs in West Africa

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Africa stands as a transit point in a global drug trafficking network that funnels cocaine and other drugs into Europe. The drugs...

EU and UN carry out maritime training with Somaliland Coastguard

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On Saturday 3 December European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) sailors, supported by staff from EUCAP Nestor, carried out radar training on...

U.N. drug body warns of more heroin deaths on record Afghan...

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The U.N. drug body warned on Friday that record poppy output in Afghanistan will translate into a spike in heroin-induced deaths, with...

East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling

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East African states worried by a surge in heroin smuggling via their Indian Ocean ports want to boost intelligence sharing and possibly...

U.N. sees serious setbacks in anti-drugs fight

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The global fight against narcotics has suffered serious setbacks, including record opium cultivation in Afghanistan and a surge of trafficking-related violence in...

New UN report says criminals may have laundered US$1.6 trillion in...

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Criminals may have laundered around US$1.6 trillion in 2009, one fifth of that coming from the illicit drug trade, according to a...

Poverty muddies response to W African drug trade

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West African drug trafficking is having a "very significant" impact on the region's economies but local responses have been contradictory as the...

W African cocaine use rises along smuggling routes

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West Africans are consuming more of the drugs trafficked between South America and Europe, raising the spectre of rising crime and health...

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