Transnational Organised Crime

The Challenge

Crime and drug challenges in Southeast Asia and the Pacific 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.

Our work

In response to ever increasing regional integration, UNODC supports relevant 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.

We do this by focusing on transnational crime areas that pose the most threat to the human, economic, social, political, security of the region.

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Drugs and precursors
Human trafficking
Smuggling of migrants
Wildlife and forest crime
Border management
Anti-money laundering