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Corruption, organised crimes rife

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FIJI should be ready to counter the threats of corruption and transnational crimes from powerful organised crime groups.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime regional representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Jeremy Douglas said transnational crimes generated billions of money every year.

In an exclusive interview with The Fiji Times, Mr Douglas said these organised crime groups used their money to corrupt people for the sake of their illegal dealings.

"The sheer volumes of money, on the crimes I'm mentioning (drug trafficking, counterfeit and smuggling) generate tens of billions of money a year just in East Asia alone, around the world they generate much more," Mr Douglas said.

"So Fiji needs to be ready for this, make sure they track the money flows and because the money generated is so big they (organised crime groups) can put it in to corrupt banking officials, finance officials and government officials.

"These groups get very powerful; they use their money to maintain their power."

Police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu said they were aware of this type of crime and were working closely with other international organisations and security boarders.








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