Expanding beyond cocaine: Rising polycriminality along the ‘cocaine route’
About this talk
While previously focused on the cocaine and heroin routes, increasing recognition of the convergence of different illicit flows has resulted in the European Commission broadening its approach through the Global Illicit Flows Programme. To ensure that growing polycriminality is adequately addressed, the panel of researchers have been exploring how illicit flows converge – whether this is through overlapping commodities, the enabling environment or the actors that facilitate illicit activity. The panel will discuss these forms of convergence, based on research along what is commonly referred to as the cocaine route into Europe and the implications for responses to organised crime.