Drug trafficking remains the second biggest source of funding, accounting for 28 percent of the total.
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Reckless exploitation of the environment has taken over from drug trafficking as the top source of income for organized crime syndicates and armed groups, the international police agency Interpol said in a report Wednesday.It added that while groups like the Daesh (ISIS) grab the headlines, they account for just four percent of the $31.5 billion generated in conflict zones worldwide each year, with the rest going to organized crime groups.After "environmental crimes," drug trafficking remains the second biggest source of funding, accounting for 28 percent of the total, according to the report.Human trafficking is also a hugely lucrative source of funding for armed and criminal groups the fourth-largest criminal enterprise worldwide with an estimated worth of $157 billion, according to the report.
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