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Security: U.N. guide to fight human trafficking and secure border control.

U.S.-Canada Border and Customs Control

When people are smuggled from one border to the next, chances are high that the travel documents they use have been falsified by smugglers. While many developed countries’ immigration control and border security have developed hi-tech apparatus to detect and disseminate intelligence about such fraudulent documents, the same cannot be said of developing nations.

“Fraudulent identity and security documents are the grease that eases cross-border crime of all types: smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons, terrorist mobility, smuggling of drugs, weapons and other goods, and fraud. Unfortunately there is a lack of awareness among relevant criminal justice practitioners of the benefits that forensic document examinations may provide to assist border control security and immigration facilities”, explains Justice Tettey, the Chief of the Laboratory Section at UNODC.

In order to build this capacity, UNODC has issued a guide to provide practical assistance for the establishment or upgrading of forensic document examination and intelligence dissemination capacities in a holistic manner by encompassing identity, security and other types of documents without security features. The guide, entitled Guide for the Development of Forensic Document Examination Capacity aims to…READ MORE HERE