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Illegal Trade and Contraband: Global Threats to Economies and Markets

The illegal trade and contraband are destabilizing threats that help fuel corruption, organized crime, and terrorism and lead to greater insecurity and instability around the world. The dirty profits from narcotics have enabled today’s criminals to build their illicit empires and diversify their criminal portfolios into other illicit trade areas including human trafficking and prostitution, counterfeiting, and money laundering. Through strategic alliances, we can all fight back more forcefully on all levels across security landscapes and through more multi-dimensional, and coordinated courses of action.