Europe: Crime-Ridden Cesspool?

AuthorBailey, N.

Several reports from the EU Commission and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime emphasize that Europe is a core destination for trafficking in persons for sex exploitation.

Europe is a prime target for smuggling migrants from Africa and Middle East. Europe is the second-largest market for cocaine from Latin America via transit routes in western. sub-Saharan, and north African countries, under the control of criminal gangs and terrorists. Criminal enterprises and terrorist groups export heroin from Afghanistan and elsewhere in Asia to Europe via Turkey, Albania, Russia, and Italy.

Counterfeiting is now one of the most lucrative crime sectors affecting all...

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