On 28 February, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime has published a report which says that Central Asia lies on the heroin trafficking route connecting supply in Afghanistan with markets in Russia and Europe; and that low levels of violence related to the trade point to possible state collusion in the region with traffickers.  It says that the international community should focus on increasing the costs of corruption and rewarding good practices on the part of political incumbents and their non-state collaborators.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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