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Asset Forfeiture from Human Trafficking


  • Georgi Petrunov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


Human trafficking is a global problem generating huge illicit incomes. Based on the notion that the opportunities for fast and large profits are the main drive for committing crimes, in this article we focus on the asset forfeiture from trafficking of human beings as an efficient tool to fight this criminal business. Using secondary analysis of documents and statistical data we come to the conclusion that the application of this instrument is still very limited in the practice of the Bulgarian law-enforcement institutions. The insufficient institutional application in turn deprives the state of key weapon in the arsenal, aimed to effectively combat crime.

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  • Georgi Petrunov, 2018. "Asset Forfeiture from Human Trafficking," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 1, pages 95-109, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2018:i:1:p:95-109

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    human trafficking; money laundering; asset forfeiture;

    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics


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