Crime Stoppers International

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Crime Stoppers International (CSI) says it is a “global non-profit organization representing seven regions committed to support law enforcement efforts to prevent and solve crime by mobilizing citizens to anonymously report illegal activity” [1] On its website, under the section on illicit trade, it describes a collaboration between Crime Stoppers and the tobacco industry as a “success story”. This initiative, called ‘Denuncie Hoy’ (Report Today), focused on illicit cigarette trade in El Salvador, Central America, and was expected to expand to Guatemala.[2]

South African journalist Yusuf Abramjee has been collaborating with CSI since 2007, when he was working and later heading the initiative called Crime Line.[3] This consists of an online platform for anonymous tips on crime in South Africa. [4] Abramjee became Head of Global Communications for CSl in 2015 and later, in 2018, was promoted to Vice-President.[5]
  1. Crime Stoppers International,global authority on anonymous reporting, 2018, accessed April 2019
  2. Central America illicit trade cases,Success stories, 2016, accessed April 2019
  3. Y Abramjee,Yusuf Abramjee Website,"Yusuf Abramjee",2011,accessed April 2019
  4. Crime Line,Crime Line,accessed April 2019
  5. Crime Stoppers International Announces New Board Appointees,"Crime Stoppers International", 1 November 2018, accessed April 2019