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Old 02-01-2007   #1
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NIJ, Jan 07: Asian Transnational Organized Crime and its Impact on the US
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...The first chapter of this monograph describes the divergent perceptions of Asian transnational organized crime held by the Asian versus the U.S. interview participants and also offers a researcher’s perspective. The second chapter explains the scope and patterns of Asian organized crime. The final chapter offers an initial assessment of the impact of Asian transnational organized crime on the United States....
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Old 02-27-2007   #2
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The Western Association of Eastern European Organized Crime Investigators is proud to announce its 2007 WAEI Workshop "Eastern European Organized Crime - Hiding in Plain Sight"

This opportunity to receive 2 full days of training designed to benefit all Eastern European investigators and analysts will increase your knowledge and provide valuable networking opportunities with others in the field.

Our keynote speaker is one of Canada's finest documentary filmmakers, Ric Esther Bienstock, producer / director of Sex Slaves, a gripping exposé on the global sex slave trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc.

Seating is limited to the first 250 registered on a first come / first served basis. You must pre-register by April 20, 2007.

When: Monday & Tuesday, April 30th & May 1st, 2007
Where: Auditorium - 911 Federal Building
911 NE 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97232
Cost: $100.00 USD pre-paid 1 November, 2006 - 28 February, 2007
$125.00 USD pre-paid 1 March, 2007 - 30 April, 2007
Register by e-mail: dorothy.teel@calgarypolice.ca
Accommodation: Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon 97232
Tel: (503) 281-6111 Fax: (503) 284-8553
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Old 02-27-2007   #3
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Default Eastern European Organized Crime - Hiding in Plain Sight

Jed,
Thanks for the interesting posting !
I work with most of Estonia's various LE agencies and we often attend conferences and seminars together, due in part to Estonia's unique structure. EOD and post blast falls under Rescue, not LE and demining falls under Rescue, not the military.

We used to do several Marcus Evans' seminars/conferences. Not that they were bad (contacts are also considered a good thing), but not relative to our cultural problems and not cheap either.

Estonia is among the few success stories. Most of our OC are in hiding or returned to the 'mutha land'. Going from an IED or military ordnance-related explosion a day in 95 to less than 2 a year in 2006. Latvia and Lithuania are dealing with this 10-fold as we type.

We really never had the sex slave problems; most of those were volunteers from due east.

I will gladly pass on this info to our LEs if you could send me the link(s).

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I will gladly pass on this info to our LEs if you could send me the link(s).
Stan - check your PMs.
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UNODC, 17 Jun 10: The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment
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In the past quarter century (namely, since the end of the Cold War), global governance has failed to keep pace with economic globalization. Therefore, as unprecedented openness in trade, finance, travel and communication has created economic growth and well-being, it has also given rise to massive opportunities for criminals to make their business prosper.

Organized crime has diversified, gone global and reached macro-economic proportions: illicit goods are sourced from one continent, trafficked across another, and marketed in a third. Mafias are today truly a transnational problem: a threat to security, especially in poor and conflict-ridden countries. Crime is fuelling corruption, infiltrating business and politics, and hindering development. And it is undermining governance by empowering those who operate outside the law....
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Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

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The Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime applies all elements of national power to protect citizens and U.S. national security interests from the convergence of 21st century transnational criminal threats. This Strategy is organized around a single unifying principle: to build, balance, and integrate the tools of American power to combat transnational organized crime and related threats to national secu- rityóand to urge our foreign partners to do the same. The end-state we seek is to reduce transnational organized crime (TOC) from a national security threat to a manageable public safety problem in the United States and in strategic regions around the world. The Strategy will achieve this end-state by pursuing five key policy objectives:

Protect Americans and our partners from the harm, violence, and exploitation of transnational criminal networks.
Help partner countries strengthen governance and transparency, break the corruptive power of transnational criminal networks, and sever state-crime alliances.
Break the economic power of transnational criminal networks and protect strategic markets and the U.S. financial system from TOC penetration and abuse.
Defeat transnational criminal networks that pose the greatest threat to national security by targeting their infrastructures, depriving them of their enabling means, and preventing the criminal facilitation of terrorist activities.
Build international consensus, multilateral cooperation, and public-private partnerships to defeat transnational organized crime.

It is an interesting read. The cyber element as "just part of the mix" is likely the best way to put it.
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Some updates that are relevant to old and emergent security challenges, and the nexus between irregular adversaries and organized crime.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100952225

Organized crime: World’s most lucrative criminal activities

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Cross-border organized crime is big business, worth about $2.1 trillion per year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC), equivalent to 3.5 percent of world GDP in 2009. That's more than six times the world's development aid budget for that year, and equivalent to about 7 percent of global exports of merchandise.


Perhaps unsurprisingly, trafficking illegal drugs is the most lucrative form of illicit business, constituting about half of all proceeds from transnational organized crime. However, plenty of money is also being made from less high-profile enterprises, such as smuggling natural resources such as timber, oil, and gold and other precious metals.

To learn more about this, and other highly profitable criminal activities, read on.
Crime gangs cash in on Europe's budget flights

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This type of organized crime group flies gang members to a country in the morning to carry out a succession of quick-fire robberies, before flying out in the evening. They hand over their ill-gotten gains to criminal partners in the local area, and regularly take a different flight to a different country the following day. Private homes, businesses, high-value cars, machine parts and increasingly commodities like metal are all targets
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We need to make sure there is a swift exchange of intelligence - so we can get ahead of the game and identify these gangs before they strike, or at least get on the back of them as soon as they have done," he said. And make sure we have the means possible by which we can coordinate multinational arrest operations in the end... not working at a national level, but as a connected community.
http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-e...ships-1.245154

Terrorism newest worry for cargo ships

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“A rocket fired by suspected al-Qaida terrorists at a COSCO container ship as it transited the Suez Canal in August apparently hit a container crammed full of smuggled cigarettes,” the JOC article said, citing a report by the Irish Independent.

The illicit cargo, with an estimated street value of nearly $6 million, was headed to a phony furniture company in Dundalk, Ireland, part of a smuggling operation supposedly run by businessmen with links to the former members of the Irish Republican Army.

According to Irish press reports, the cigarettes were believed to have been acquired in Vietnam and were heading for Rotterdam, the Netherlands, when the ship was attacked. A tracking device was placed on the container at the Port of Rotterdam and tracked by satellite through Dublin Port and on to a village near Dundalk in County Louth, where four men were arrested.
This is serious, but on the lighter side it appears AQ exposed an international cigarette smuggling operation. Do they get reward money for this?

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