Tagged: smuggling

Illegal miners in Itagun, Nigeria separating mud, stones from the raw material, gold.

Transnational Organized Crime Underpins Global Conflict

The Norwegian Center for Global Analyses (RHIPTO), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime released a joint report in September detailing the connection between transnational organized crime and global conflicts. The report states that 96% of an annual USD31.5 billion in illicit flows is...

Is the Federal Government Misguided in Its Approach to Border Security?

A new report by former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, entitled How to Fix a Broken Border: Disrupting Smuggling at Its Source, thinks that the Federal Government is misguided in its approach to border security. The report from the Immigration Policy Center thinks that border-enforcement resources are being wasted on...

Anti-Ship Missiles and Smuggling via Box Carriers

Shipping containers have historically been employed by smugglers to circumvent law enforcement. A Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report based on 20 years of data cites that these box carriers or container ships are also unwittingly transporting contraband such as arms, military equipment and sensitive dual-use items to circumvent...

Five Years of ‘Gunwalking’ in Arizona

On January 31st, 2012 Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a report entitled,“Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gunwalking in Arizona” . This report covers the series of operations conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Phoenix Branch...