Prioritizing the fight against illicit trade could stimulate the economic growth, employment and investment needed to achieve development goals.
Officers from Brazil Customs’ Port Control Unit in the Port of Santos profiled outbound container shipments to Europe and made a massive cocaine seizure.
Countries with integrity at the border are found to also have more efficient border processes. Measures that support integrity include transparency and predictability, streamlining of formalities and coordinated border management.
To prevent drug trafficking and illicit cross‑border activities, Fiji participated in a workshop on Container Control Program conducted by the World Customs Organization.
Crimes related to trafficking and illegal transportation of narcotics at sea, especially on international sea routes, have increased.
Drug cartels must constantly grapple with the difficulty of getting their product safely into the countries in which they will stand the best chance of making the most money.
Singapore’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centers and a trade hub make it particularly vulnerable to money laundering due to large cross-border flows.
Malaysian police have seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth US$575 million in the largest drug haul ever at the North Butterworth Container Terminal.
Most containers carry legal merchandise, but some are being used to smuggle drugs, weapons, and other illicit goods.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is taking proactive measures in preventing the use of private airstrips and seaports as entry and exit points of illegal drugs.