Forum Highlights Links between Smuggling, Organized Crime in Latin America

From: Latin American Herald Tribune

BRASILIA – Smuggling, estimated to be an $80 billion a year business in Latin America, is an obstacle to economic development, speakers said on Tuesday at a meeting of the Latin American Anti-Smuggling Alliance, which brings together officials and private sector actors from a dozen nations.

The smuggling business is now connected to organized crime, said the Brazilian member of the ALAC board, Edson Luiz Vismona.

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