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Interpol: Counterfeiting Used to Finance Terrorism

Profits from fake CDs and car parts and other counterfeit goods are used to finance terrorism, Interpol said Tuesday, urging governments across the world to stop ignoring the multi-billion-dollar crime. “Interpol believes there is a significant link between counterfeiting and terrorism in locations where there are entrenched terrorist groups,” the international police network’s secretary-general, Ronald Noble, told reporters in Brussels. “What I find absolutely amazing is that there is this multi-billion-dollar crime problem that affects the safety of people, the security of governments, that is connected to organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorism. “And no one, no one pressures me as secretary-general of Interpol to say what I am doing to fight this problem. No one,” he said at a first Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting. Full Story

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