Latest figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first nine months of 2020, with a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea.
90% of respondents surveyed during the crisis believe that disruption poses a risk to ethical business conduct.
COVID-19 crisis showed how criminals actively take advantage of society at its most vulnerable.
The investigation targeted a developing trend of migrant smuggling involving small boats across the English Channel.
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Since January, Transparency International has received over 1,500 reports of corruption and other irregularities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, interviews Fabrizio Fioroni, regional advisor (Southeast Asia) at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, on the fight against money laundering.
Companies that stand for something bigger than what they sell and demonstrate commitment, are more likely to attract consumers and influence purchasing decisions.
CEOs of shipping companies must embrace ethical business practice to protect and uplift the image of their companies and the industry.
Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, talks to Alexandra Wrage, president and founder of TRACE, who has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 120 countries.
Authorities have dismantled an organized crime group for illegally moving maritime containers of hazardous waste from the Canary Islands to several countries in Africa.
Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, talks to Patrick Verhoeven, MD of the International Association of Ports and Harbors, on how ports can fight drug trafficking and corruption.
The US government issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions.
The synthetic drug market in East and Southeast Asia continues to expand and diversify, despite the ravages of the ongoing pandemic.
In spite of the pandemic and the accompanying intensive movement restrictions, criminals are still operating business as usual.
The pandemic has been linked to a coronavirus originating in bats that jumped to people via an intermediary animal, with pangolins as the suspects.
COVID-19 travel restrictions are not stopping people fleeing conflict, human rights abuses, violence and dangerous living conditions.
Enhanced border control measures and travel restrictions put in place throughout the EU have led to a shift in the smuggling activities from air to land and sea routes.
More than 19,000 archaeological artefacts and other artworks have been recovered as part of a global operation spanning 103 countries.
We stand united against corruption.
The general secretary of the CCP is turning his back on the rule of law, free press, free flow of information, civil society and political accountability.
Over 90 percent of the global trade is carried across ocean. However, the maritime industry is also prone to rampant corruption.