HUFFINGTON POST
08/16/2013 03:08 pm ET

The World's Most Lucrative Criminal Activities: CNBC

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Cross-border organized crime is big business, worth about $2.1 trillion per year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC), equivalent to 3.5 percent of world GDP in 2009. That's more than six times the world's development aid budget for that year, and equivalent to about 7 percent of global exports of merchandise.

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