Transnational Organized Crime and International Security: Business as Usual?

By Mats Berdal; Mónica Serrano | Go to book overview
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Abu Nidal group, 145–146
Advance fee fraud, 54, 57
Afghanistan, war economy in, 198
Africa, state criminalization in, 198, 199
Agricultural reform, and illicit cash crops, 43–45
Ah Kong gang (Singapore), 188
Albania: government corruption in, 132; mass migration from, 126; tribal and clan structures in, 131–132
Albanian criminal groups, 79, 80, 129; cigarette smuggling, 135; common law (kanun) and, 130; dispersal and influence of, 131–132; heroin market and, 135; hierarchical clan structure of, 131; illegal arms trading of, 136; prostitution and, 136–137; typical crimes of, 132
Al Qaeda, 201, 202
Amsterdam summit (EU), 123
Annan, Kofi, 206
Argentina, kidnapping in, 168
Arms smuggling: in the Balkans, 135–136; and guns for drugs bartering, 74; in Latin America, 166–167
Audit Commission, 63
Balkans, the, 129–139; Albanian ethnicity and identity, 130–132; arms smuggling in, 135–136; cigarette smuggling in, 133, 135; criminal groups in, 131–134; and EU accession, 137; financial crime in, 134, 137–138; historical and political overview of, 129–130; narcotics trafficking in, 134–135; preventive and repressive counterstrategies in, 138, 139; prostitution in, 136–137; war economy in, 198
Barter relationships, 74–75
Big Circle Boys, 188–189
Bolivia: Banzer government of, 22; criminal-political partnerships in, 22; and U. S. certification process, 96
Bolivian drug trafficking, 156–157, 163–164; and coca cultivation and cocaine revenues, 161; and crop substitution programs, 165; and European criminal organizations, 164; history of, 157, 158; and rise of illegal markets, 158–159
Border politics, 205
Brazil, kidnapping in, 168
Bribery, 55, 91; and Latin American drug trade, 170–172
Britain: illegal immigration into, 119; intelligence-led policing in, 63; locally organized criminality in, 121, 122tab
Bucak, Sedat, 150
Bulatovic, Pavle, 133
Bulgaria, organized crime in, 134
Bush, George W., 206


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