The irony is the force they helped create to this end is itself guilty of trafficking. 

This leader has been much vilified in the press. The roots of this go back to when he first attained his position (2015). Prior to this, the position had been held by a close family member. After the leader took the position, he was approached privately by the representatives of a number of the world’s most wealthy and powerful interests. They wanted to continue the arrangement they had with the family member before him.