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Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo

Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Lucia is a Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Lucia researches and writes on a broad range of organised crime types internationally, however her focus to date has been on irregular migration, drug policy in sub-saharan Africa and illegal gold mining in South America.

Lucia is currently working as legal and policy adviser to the Planning and Development Department of the Punjab Government, Pakistan, and previously held the same role at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana. Prior to this Lucia was a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May in London. She is currently based in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Muazu Umaru

Director of Research and Planning, Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

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Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic
Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic

Senior Advisor, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Visiting Professor, Law School University of Rome 3; School of Governance, LUISS, Rome; Law School, Univeristy of Belgrade

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Antonio de Bonis
Antonio de Bonis

Analyst, Carabinieri, Italy

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Frederick T. Martens
Frederick T. Martens

President, Complex Litigation Sciences, LLC

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Ivan Briscoe
Ivan Briscoe

Programme Directior of Latin America and the Carribean, International Crisis Group

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Rolando Ochoa
Rolando Ochoa

Lecturer, Macquarie University

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