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  • UNODC taps into maritime crime-fighting experience to tackle high seas drug smugglers

    Photo: UNODCIn the last four years the traffic of heroin destined to Europe and North Africa has shifted dramatically from the northern routes to the southern maritime routes. Naval forces belonging to the Combined Maritime Forces have seized more than four tons of heroin in the past 18 months alone. A special event was held today to discuss how to apply UNODC's experience gained from pirate prosecutions to combat the trafficking of narcotics at sea.

  • UNODC warns of Small Island States vulnerability to corruption during global meeting in Samoa

    UNODC Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Jeremy DouglasDelivering a statement on behalf of UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov during a side event at the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), UNODC Regional Representative Jeremy Douglas said that SIDS were vulnerable to the corrosive effects of corruption, particularly as it impacts on sustainable development.