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Other transnational and organised crimes

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, organised crime has ‘gone global’ with illicit goods being sourced from one continent, trafficked across another and marketed in a third. These goods can include drugs, people, diamonds, firearms, wildlife or timber, or may involve maritime piracy or cybercrime. Transnational crimes currently posing the greatest threat to Australia are people smuggling, human trafficking especially for the sex industry, illicit drug trafficking and high tech crime. The AIC has been putting considerable research effort into better understanding these types of crimes. Its publications together with links to useful international and national resources can be found on this website.


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