UN to fight organized crime in conflict settings

Yuri Fedetov

Yuri Fedetov

West Africa is increasingly being used by drug traffickers as a transit point for drugs bound for Europe from Latin America. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that at least 50 tons of cocaine worth at least two billion dollars on the streets pass through there. UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedetov, says because of the porous borders, corruption and poor governance, organized crime thrives in most post conflict and conflict countries. He spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about teaming up with the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations or DPKO to address the growing emergence of crime in conflict areas.

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