Cross-border Criminals Make $870 Billion A Year: U.n.

VIENNA (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organized crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of official development aid, and stopping this "threat to peace" is one of the greatest global challenges, a U.N. agency said on Monday.

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