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Most ships involved in arms and drugs trafficking are based in world’s richest countries, says SIPRI

More than 60% of ships involved in reported cases of sanctions-busting or illicit transfers of arms, drugs, other military equipment and sensitive dual-use goods that could be used in the development of missiles and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are owned by companies based in the EU, NATO or other OECD states, according to the first comprehensive study on maritime trafficking released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).