UNODC Report: Transnational organized crime is undermining security and governance in the Pacific

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The Pacific is increasingly vulnerable to exploitation by transnational organized crime, law enforcement agencies in the region are largely unable to manage territorial borders, and governments and regional organizations are struggling to address the situation, according to a comprehensive report launched today by the UNODC. Titled “Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) in the Pacific: A Threat Assessment”, it is the first UNODC report to examine major illicit trafficking flows and issues in the region following Security Council calls to address security threats to fragile small island states in 2015.