Implications of Illicit Alcohol for Public Health and Criminal Networks
Trade in illicit alcohol products is an attractive target for organised crime, as
both the market and potential profits are large, in some cases requiring little investment.
The illicit alcohol trade not only fuels criminal networks, but also poses significant
risks to public health and safety. This report structures and enhances existing evidence
on illicit alcohol trade. It examines the nature and scope of illicit trade in the
sector, assesses the impacts of illicit trade on socio-economic development, and identifies
the factors driving illicit trade in the sector.