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Transnational organised crime and security

  • The combination of thought and feelings with the capability of new technologies and data availability became the most powerful weapon, available to almost anyone interested, increasing the potential of SIMAD (Single Individual Massively Destructive).
  • Transnational organised crime organisations are estimated to have a budget of 3 trillion -- twice larger than all military budgets combined.
  • The dark web is an enabler for the circulation of illegal weapons already on the black market. Almost 60% of the firearms listings are associated with products that originate from the US, although Europe represents the largest market for arms trade on the dark web, generating revenues that are around five times higher than the US.

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