Africa has always been a difficult continent to secure from illicit actors. Areas are vast, hard to protect, and many borders are porous.
In 2016, PMI IMPACT was created with the explicit aim of finding and funding sustainable solutions to combat illegal trade.
Human trafficking is devastating societies around the world. Estimates stipulate that between 20 and over 40 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery.
Law enforcement authorities in seven countries have arrested 18 people suspected of money laundering and taking part in illegal tobacco trade.
To find out more about the new wave of anti-illicit trade technology, STOP: ILLEGAL spoke to Vytautas Vitkauskas, CEO and founder of technology company INTA.