n Institute for Security Studies Papers - A profile of crime markets in Dakar




Several criminal markets - ranging from drug trafficking to human trafficking, piracy and counterfeiting, trafficking of pharmaceuticals, cybercrime and money laundering - can be found in Dakar, Senegal. This paper profiles those criminal markets currently active in the city and its suburbs, analysing their structures, operations and transnational dimensions. The expansion of these criminal markets is a matter of considerable concern for West Africa's economic and social development. In every case, 'regardless of the criminal market ... the common denominator is always exploitation for profit. This exploitation ultimately affects the entire country: its people and institutions; its economic prosperity; and its social fabric'.


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