Transnational organised crime

Crime and drug challenges in Southeast Asia are multifaceted, and many are transnational in nature. A combination of threats posed by transnational organised crime in the manufacture, trafficking and use of illicit drugs, trafficking of persons, smuggling of migrants, and environmental crimes such as the trade of illegal timber, have been facilitated by the ease of money laundering and a relatively weak border control framework.

In response to regional integration processes and related infrastructure and trade facilitation plans in Southeast Asia over the coming years, UNODC supports related ASEAN frameworks to identify and address transnational crime challenges and promote justice and the rule of law as a foundation for regional cooperation on economic, social, political and security matters.