What are some of the most important examples of transnational crime?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many different types of transnational crimes and transnational criminal activity.  Money laundering and drugs consist of much of the transnational criminal empire. In a global economy, money laundering is much easier because of the proliferation of multiple businesses in such a setting.   Along these lines is an alarmingly high number of human trafficking instances as being a part of the definition of transnational crime.  Human trafficking has been something seen in the transnational relationship between Mexico and the United States, as well as other nations and the United States.   An integral part of the transnational criminal enterprise is within the realm of governmental corruption.  The modern transnational criminal does not operate outside of the government.  Rather, bribes to well placed officials enable transnational crime to exist and flourish without the harsh light of the public sector to threaten it.  The element of corruption is a large part of transnational criminal activity.  In using corruption to its advantage, transnational criminals are able to skew the issue of juridstiction and legality even more to their advantage.