Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU

This report is produced in the framework of the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime. The Justice and Home Affairs Council defined its priorities for 2018-2021 based on Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA), released in March 2017. Trafficking in human beings (THB) is one of the identified crime priorities Read more about Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU[…]

UNODC Executive Director welcomes governments’ decision on review mechanism for Palermo Convention

  https://www.facebook.com/unodc/videos/2167954610122723/?t=0   VIENNA, 19 October – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, today welcomed the agreement of Member States to strengthen action against organized crime under the Palermo Convention. The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Read more about UNODC Executive Director welcomes governments’ decision on review mechanism for Palermo Convention[…]

Colombia and cocaine in the international context: distortions and punitive populism

Ricardo Vargas M |Sociologist with an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Faculty of Human Sciences. What do the figures of cocaine production that have raised red flags on the situation of narcotrafficking in Colombia mean? How to interpret the measures taken by the administration? Three data of the recent report Read more about Colombia and cocaine in the international context: distortions and punitive populism[…]

‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”

By ALESSIA CANDITO   An operation by the “Direzione distrettuale antimafia” (DDA, or “Direct Anti-Mafia Directorate”) conducted by the Carabinieri against two gangs from Rosarno (Reggio Calabria). There were several accusations, including international drugs trafficking: they found large consignments of cocaine from South America and hashish from Spain and Morocco, destined for the North Italian market. Read more about ‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”[…]