How to Eliminate the Cartels That are Involved in Child Kidnapping and Trafficking Crimes

Last month, I attended a seminar where matters to do with child kidnapping and trafficking crimes were discussed at length. The main focus of the seminar was the question on how the child kidnapping and trafficking crimes can be stopped. In dealing with this particular question, we all had to start by agreeing that child kidnapping and trafficking crimes are usually within the context of organized crime. And like all other forms of organized crime, child kidnapping and trafficking crimes are usually carried out by cartels or syndicates. Thus, stopping the child kidnapping and trafficking crimes is ultimately a matter of eliminating the cartels that are involved in the crimes. The key question that arose, then, was as to how the cartels that are involved in child kidnapping and trafficking crimes could be eliminated.

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In dealing with the question as to how the cartels that are involved in child kidnapping and trafficking crimes can be eliminated, various solutions were given. But in analyzing those various solutions, I came to the conclusion that the whole thing boils down to a three-step process.

Firstly, the elimination of the cartels that are involved in child kidnapping and trafficking crimes is a question of (simply) detecting the cartels. The cartels are made up of individuals. The assignment here would be to know who these individuals are, and what their roles in the cartels are.

Secondly, the elimination of the cartels that are involved in child kidnapping and trafficking crimes is a question of studying the cartels. The assignment here would be to understand how the cartels work: where exactly they get the kids from, what their modus operandi is, how the cartels manage their finances, how they launder their money… and so on.

Thirdly, the elimination of the cartels that are involved in child trafficking is a question of actually of cracking down on the cartels: having first detected the cartels and studied them intensively. This may entail laying a trap for them or infiltrating them – the target always being to go for the kingpins in the cartels, besides the foot-soldiers.